Souvenir Press, 1961, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First British
"Liang Yen, who tells this personal story, was born into a wealthy & conservative Mongol family in Peiping. In her childhood & youth she belonged to a way of life that had scarcely changed for centuries - a graceful, formalized way of life, in many respects full of charm; but full, in many respects full of charm; but full, too, of stiff tradition & & circumscribed barriers against the intrusion of things modern. The weight of the old ways was particularly heavy for the daughter of the house, for in her father's eyes. Yen's only value was as a marriageable pawn. Spirited & intelligent, she rebelled against this tyranny &, greatly daring, ran away to Shanghai to find her own way in life. At first she found protection living in the house of a relative. Then as she succeeded in finding a variety of self-supporting jobs - as a secretary, a journalist, a teacher, an intelligence officer for the government - she became almost as much a "career girl" as any of her working sisters..." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. DJ has a few chips and tears to extremities as well as some shelf-wear. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010618.