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A daughter of Han : the autobiography of a Chinese working woman

Author: Ning, Lao Tʻai-tʻai; Ida Pruitt
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 1967. ©1945
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The customs and traditions of Chinese family life are revealed in the detailed recollections of a working-class grandmother, born in the 1860's.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Ning, Lao Tʻai-tʻai, 1867-
Daughter of Han; the autobiography of a Chinese working woman.
Stanford, Calif., Stanford University Press [1967, ©1945]
(OCoLC)586044989
Named Person: Ning, Lao Tʻai-tʻai; Lao T'ai-t'ai Ning; Ning, Lao Tʻai-tʻai
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ning, Lao Tʻai-tʻai; Ida Pruitt
ISBN: 0804706050 9780804706056 0804706069 9780804706063
OCLC Number: 436174
Description: vi, 254 pages : map, plan, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: bk. 1. The family: Childhood, 1867-1870 ; Growing up, 1870-1881 ; The wedding, 1881 ; The marriage, 1881-1887 ; My father and my mother, 1881-1887 ; Starvation, 1887-1888 ; The younger child, 1889 --
bk. 2. In service: With the military officials, 1889-1896 ; The Japanese come, 1895 ; With the Mohammedans, 1895-1897 ; With the civil officials, 1897-1899 --
bk. 3. The family: Together again, 1899 ; With the missionaries, 1899-1902 ; Mantze's marriage, 1901 ; Children and grandchildren, 1902-1910 ; Neighbors, 1902-1911 ; Chefoo, 1911-1921 ; My son is started in life, 1921-1925 ; Peiping, 1928-1934 ; The family established, 1934-1937 ; The Japanese come again, 1937-1938.
Responsibility: Ida Pruitt ; from the story told her by Ning Lao Tʻai-tʻai.

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The customs and traditions of Chinese family life are revealed in the detailed recollections of a working-class grandmother, born in the 1860's.

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