A Woman Soldier's Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie by Bingying Xie

By Bingying Xie

For the 1st time, an entire model of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) offers a desirable portrayal of a girl struggling with to loose herself from the restrictions of old chinese language culture amid the dramatic adjustments that shook China through the Nineteen Twenties, '30s, and '40s.

Xie's makes an attempt to develop into proficient, her struggles to flee from an prepared marriage, and her good fortune in tricking her manner into army tuition display her persevering and unconventional personality and trace on the prominence she used to be later to realize as a big determine in China's political tradition. notwithstanding she used to be tortured and imprisoned, she remained dedicated to her convictions. Her own fight to outline herself in the greater context of political swap in China early within the final century is a poignant testomony of choice and a impressive tale of 1 woman's trip from previous China into the hot world.

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This was the first time in my life that I had seen cruelty in her face. ” Mother gave me a sidelong glance and then continued: “You are more fierce than any boy. Everyone in the schoolhouse speaks of your naughtiness. The teacher is strict, but even he does not know what to do with you. ” From then on I did not dare mention the topic of my schooling. I knew Mother would not do me any favors. I could only wait until Father returned . . maybe there was still a chance. But no—Father was so afraid of Mother that he listened to her every word.

I did not know how to thank Mother. I felt she was the best, most considerate, and most loving mother in the world. I had heard that from our house to Yiyang it was more than two hundred miles by water, a voyage of at least four days on even the fastest passenger boat. I would not have dreamed it possible that she would let me go on so long a journey. Perhaps at my birth the Fates had decided I must be a wanderer, someone who would leave her family without sadness or regret and travel to faraway and unfamiliar places.

Apparently she was responsible for doing three important tasks for her daughter: binding her feet, piercing her ears, and marrying her off. ” And this made her scold me again. When my sister had gotten married, Mother had borrowed money and provided her with a large dowry, and she had invited a flower lady to come to our house to embroider flowers on sixteen silk blankets. She had also arranged for thirty-six loads of wooden household articles to be constructed. Among these were eight large trunks that later were filled with clothes and shoes and stockings, all embroidered with flowers.

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