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“A person cannot grow up through happiness. Happiness makes a person shallow. It is only through suffering that we grow up, transform, and come to a better understanding of life.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
“The binders hinted at the reasons past relationships had gone sour. SEEKING A 28- TO 34-YEAR-OLD WITH AN OPEN PERSONALITY WHO DOESN'T GAMBLE. SEEKING A CULTIVATED PERSON NOT ADDICTED TO WINE AND WOMEN. An occasional brave soul would throw caution to the winds: SEEKING A 35- TO 45-YEAR-OLD. THE REST IS UP TO DESTINY.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
“SALES SPECIALIST. CAN EAT BITTERNESS AND ENDURE HARDSHIP.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
“If I only go to school, come out and do migrant work for a few years, then go home, marry and have children," Min said, "I might as well not have lived this whole life.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
“No one wanted to date a man who was only five feet three inches tall.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
“In China, people from such humble backgrounds rarely spoke in public. But here they were, each person unapologetic and full of faith that her personal story was interesting.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
“It isn’t very interesting,” my father said. “He just writes things like, ‘Today the Japanese army is closing in around the city.’ Stuff like that.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
“My grandfather came back, and his death bought the house at no. 6; half a century later it was turned into yet another journey to America. And that was fitting, because the history of a family begins when a person leaves home.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

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