Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

More than 800,000 copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –The Guardian

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Laurel Leaf
Release : 2009-05-06
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780307482808


Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-02-05
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780141933818


Chinese Cinderella Pmc Ed

Chinese Cinderella Pmc Ed

Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-02-05
Total Pages : 202 Pages
ISBN : 9780141325675


Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society

Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society

During her lonely childhood in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah wrote adventure stories to escape from her terrible step-mother and cruel siblings. The characters she created often became more real to her than her own family. In Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, Adeline tells the story of Chinese Cinderella, a young girl who, after being thrown out of her home, has no choice but to go out and seek her own destiny. Soon she meets up with a group of children, all orphaned but each from a different background, who live with an old lady called Grandma Wu. Chinese Cinderella, or CC for short, decides her future after consulting an ancient book which helps to show her the way forward. And her choice takes her on a mission to save the lives of others. Based on a true-life incident during World War II. CC and the others bravely rescue a group of American pilots whose plane crashed after a bombing raid on Japan. Although her father is looking for her, CC knows that she can never go back to live with her cruel stepmother, and now there is no turning back.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2004-08-05
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780141928289


Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

The emotionally wrenching yet ultimately uplifting memoir of a Chinese woman struggling to win the love and acceptance of her family. Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval. But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipulative stepmother. Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity, Adeline struggled for independence as she moved from Hong Kong to England and eventually to the United States to become a physician and writer. A compelling, painful, and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood, Adeline's story is a testament to the most basic of human needs: acceptance, love, and understanding. With a powerful voice that speaks of the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and society that kept girls in emotional chains, Falling Leaves is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare authentic portrait of twentieth-century China. "Riveting. A marvel of memory. Poignant proof of the human will to endure." —Amy Tan

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Crown
Release : 1999-04-06
Total Pages : 301 Pages
ISBN : 9780767903578


Yeh Shen

Yeh Shen

Told with beauty and grace, this Cinderella story from Ai-Ling Louie is brought vividly to life by Caldecott Medal-winner Ed Young’s soft, glowing illustrations. Half-starved and overworked by her stepmother, Yeh-Shen’s only friend is a fish with golden eyes. When the stepmother kills the fish for dinner, poor Yeh-Shen is left with only the bones. But the bones are filled with a powerful spirit. When Ye-Shen is forbidden to attend the annual spring Festival, the spirit grants her a gown of azure blue and delicate golden slippers. That night, everyone marvels at the beautiful, mysterious young woman at the ball. “Misty, jewel-like illustrations evoke the mythic past in this Chinese Cinderella story.” —Publishers Weekly

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Ai-Ling Louie
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1996-05-07
Total Pages : 34 Pages
ISBN : 9780698113886


Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

Following a fall in the Shanghai market, Chinese Cinderella is whisked away to Grandma Wu�s house to recover. As she lapses in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange � yet somehow familiar � to her. A tale of slavery and friendship, wealth, poverty and an arranged marriage begins, as Chinese Cinderella recalls a life lived centuries before. But is it real, or all in her imagination . . .

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2009-08-06
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : 9780141320298


Cinderella

Cinderella

Presents versions of the Cinderella story which represent many cultures, geographical areas, and styles. Includes information about the tales, related activities, and resources.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Judy Sierra
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 178 Pages
ISBN : 9780897747271


Paradoxes Of Traditional Chinese Literature

Paradoxes Of Traditional Chinese Literature

This book is a collection of nine articles on various paradoxical aspects of traditional Chinese literature. The literary works chosen for analysis range from the Tang dynasty to the late Qing. Besides providing new approaches to the well known classic authors such as Honglou Meng, Jin Ping Mei, Xixiang ji, and Liaozhai zhiyi, there are also detailed analysis of such diverse works as Liu Zongyuan's fiction, analogues of the Liu Yi story, lesser known versions of the play White Rabbit, as well as a number of late Qing fictions. Contributors to this volume include some of the most respected names in sinology today.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Chinese University of Hong Kong. Institute of Chinese Studies
Publisher : Chinese University Press
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9622015948


A Thousand Pieces Of Gold

A Thousand Pieces Of Gold

In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western readers. Exploring the history behind the proverbs, she delves into the lives of the first and second emperors and the two rebel warriors who changed the course of Chinese life, adding stories from her own life to beautifully illustrate their relevance and influence today.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Adeline Yen Mah
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-05-12
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780061911071