Free shipping within Germany for December - no minimum spend!

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty

Continue Shopping

Lao Toai-Toai Ning

A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman

€6,95

Within the common destiny is the individual destiny. So it is that through the telling of one Chinese peasant woman's life, a vivid vision of Chinese history and culture is illuminated. Over the course of two years, Ida Pruitt-a bicultural social worker, writer, and contributor to Sino-American understanding-visited with Ning Lao T'ai-ta'i, three times a week for breakfast.

These meetings, originally intended to elucidate for Pruitt traditional Chinese family customs of which Lao T'ai-t'ai possessed some insight, became the foundation for an enduring friendship. As Lao T'ai-t'ai described the cultural customs of her family, and of the broader community of which they were a part, she invoked episodes from her own personal history to illustrate these customs, until eventually the whole of her life lay open before her new confidante. Pruitt documented this story, casting light not only onto Lao T'ai-t'ai's own biography, but onto the character of life for the common man of China, writ large.

The final product is a portrayal of China that is "vividly and humanly revealed."

Format: Paperback
Published: in USA in 1990
Publisher: Stanford Univ Press
Pages: 256
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780804706063
ISBN 10: 0804706069

Please be aware that our website is updated weekly, and on occasion stock may vary from what is displayed. We will contact you the day of purchase in case of any delay on your order and you will be offered a refund or voucher if the timing doesn't work for you.

We're here to help

Can't find what you're looking for?

If the book you're after is not displayed on our website or is 'sold out' please feel free to contact us at shakesandsonsberlin@gmail.com or come into the store and we can let you know the cost of ordering it and expected arrival time.

A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman

€6,95