Adeline Yen Mah, the author of autobiography Chinese Cinderella and original Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society as well as Chinese Cinderella and the Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting, has led the most interesting life I have ever heard of or read about. Beginning life as an unwanted, motherless child, born on the streets of Tianjin of the 30th of November, 1937, she soon changes the path of her life and turns in the direction of letting study raise her high. Adeline’s real name is Yen Jun-Ling, and ‘Adeline’ became her first name when arriving in England, and ‘Mah’ the name of her second husband, Robert A. Mah. Sadly, her first husband, Byron Bai Lun-Soon, was abusive and violent though in my eyes it seems crazy, as to my taste Adeline is an incredibly accomplished author, now at the ripe age of 73.
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A brush that sends so-called dirt out to a sea of ambition. Yen Jun-Ling is born on the streets of China, causing her mother’s death, and despisement from most of her family. By being a good student, Yen Jun-Ling thrives under loathing and continues on a journey up a mountain to fully transit from thought-to-be-dirt to someone who is thought-to-be-special.
Bless this heartwarming autobiography full to the brim with hope and ambition! Let its grip grasp every child and adult alike, let its message ring out in the ears of all unwanted children, and let all its evocative feeling and landscape description capture you and hurtle you into Yen Jun-Ling’s world.
There are absolutely no faults in Chinese Cinderella so…
I hope you enjoy this book as much I did!