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A Thousand Miles of Dreams

The Journeys Of Two Chinese Sisters

By Sasha Su-Ling Welland, 1969-

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A Thousand Miles of Dreams is an evocative and intimate biography of two Chinese sisters who took very different paths in their quests to be independent women. Ling Shuhao arrived in Cleveland in 1925 to study medicine in the middle of a U.S. crackdown on Chinese immigrant communities, and her effort to assimilate began. She became an American named Amy, while her sister Ling Shuhua burst onto the Beijing literary scene as a writer of short fiction. Shuhua's tumultuous affair with Virginia Woolf's nephew during his years in China eventually drew her into the orbit of the Bloomsbury group. The sisters were Chinese "modern girls" who sought to forge their own way in an era of social revolution that unsettled relations between men and women and among nations. Daughters of an imperial scholar-official and a concubine, they followed trajectories unimaginable to their parents' generation.

Biographer Sasha Su-Ling Welland stumbled across their remarkable stories while recording her grandmother's oral history. She discovered the secret Amy had jealously hidden from family in the United States—her sister's fame as a Chinese woman writer—as well as intriguing discrepancies between the sisters' versions of the past. Shaped by the social history of their day, the journeys of these extraordinary women spanned the twentieth century and three continents in a saga of East-West cultural exchange and personal struggle.

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Format: Book
Author: Welland, Sasha Su-Ling, 1969-
Title: A thousand miles of dreams : the journeys of two Chinese sisters / Sasha Su-Ling Welland.
Publisher Date: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2006.
Subject: Ling, Shuhao, 1904-2006 Ling, Shuhua, 1900-1990 Physicians -- United States -- Biography Authors, Chinese -- Biography Artists -- China -- Biography Immigrants -- United States -- Biography Chinese Americans -- Biography Sisters -- China -- Biography. San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography China -- Biography
Isbn: 0742553132 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780742553132
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Format: Book
Author: Welland, Sasha Su-Ling, 1969-
Title: A thousand miles of dreams : the journeys of two Chinese sisters / Sasha Su-Ling Welland.
Publisher, Date: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2006.
Description: xv, 369 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Series: Asian voices
Series: Asian voices
Subjects: Ling, Shuhao, 1904-2006
Subjects: Ling, Shuhua, 1900-1990
Subjects: Physicians -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Authors, Chinese -- Biography
Subjects: Artists -- China -- Biography
Subjects: Immigrants -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Chinese Americans -- Biography
Subjects: Sisters -- China -- Biography.
Subjects: San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography
Subjects: China -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-351) and index.
LCCN: 2006009637
ISBN: 0742553132 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780742553132
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 979.4610049510092 Wel