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Birdless Summer (China : Autobiography, History, Book 3)

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Library sticker on front cover..Softback,Ex-Library,with usual stamps markings, ,in good all-round condition, ,350pages.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 20th 1972 by Triad Books (first published January 1st 1968)
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Persephone Abbott
Han Suyin’s “Birdless Summer” is a fascinating read. It tells of the author’s life from the ages of 21 to 32. The main body of the tale is about her first marriage to General Tang Paohuang, a man working in Chiang Kaishek’s army. In retrospect Chiang Kaishek was doomed to fail and Han Suyin’s marriage was also doomed to fail. The two are here intertwined. Most remarkably this story tells of a Eurasian woman, who is unable to be herself because of the racism of the times, and feels she must assim ...more
Steven Langdon
This is the third volume of Han Suyin's autobiography/history and it is the most compelling and tragic of the three first books, particularly on a personal level. The story starts as Dr. Han is returning to China in 1938, having finished her university degree and leaving her Belgian fiancee behind -- then almost immediately falling into what ultimately becomes a devastating romance then marriage with a Kuomintang officer, Pao, who represents her way of identifying with China, yet who becomes her ...more
The third volume of her superb autobiography.
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Han Suyin (Pinyin: Hán Sùyīn) is the pen name of Elizabeth Comber, born Rosalie Elisabeth Kuanghu Chow (Pinyin: Zhōu Guānghú). She is a Chinese-born Eurasian
author of several books on modern China, novels set in East Asia, and autobiographical works, as well as a physician. She currently resides in Lausanne and has written in English and French.
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