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Full Circle: A Life with Hong Kong and China

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ISBN: 9628093312
Издательство: Hong Kong University Press
Год издания: 2005
Страниц: 276
Book DescriptionFull Circle is the story of a life transformed by long exposure to the people and culture of China and East Asia. The stories of many people in Hong Kong, China and Japan are interwoven into this narrative account, as Ruth Hayhoe shares what it was like to live through a series of major transitions ?V from the Cultural Revolution in 1967, to Hong Kong's return to China in 1997. Ruth Hayhoe left Toronto as a 21 year-old in 1967 and moved to Hong Kong, where she started her career as a teacher in an Anglo-Chinese secondary school for girls. Intending to stay six months, she spent 11 years in Hong Kong, teaching, studying, assisting a number of veteran China missionaries, and falling in love with Chinese people and Chinese culture. In 1980 she moved to Shanghai and taught the first two cohorts of university students after the end of the Cultural Revolution. She returned to Canada in 1984, having done a PhD at the University of London. Five years later,...