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

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2011 Reprint of 1945 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In "A Daughter of Han" author Ida Pruitt presents the autobiography of a Chinese working woman. Through this story the reader gains insight into the China of the poor, of women, and of the provinces. The subject of the autobiography, Ning Lao Tai-Tai, is also interesting as she lived in the period, the late 19th to mid 20th century, during which China underwent its most dramatic changes. This is a genuine, warm-blooded, dramatic chronicle of a woman's life, of the life of one of the "little people"; their wisdom and hardship and daily toil lighted by affection and gaiety that persist despite the endless pursuit of food and shelter to stay alive.

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Ida Pruitt was a social worker, interpreter, and speaker who worked to advance cultural understanding between China and the United States. She authored several books including A China Childhood, Old Madam Yin: A Memoir of Peking Life, 1926-1938, and Tales of Old China.

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"This is surely the warmest, most human document that has ever come out of China. . . . The report of her life and labors has the lasting symbolic quality of literature."–The American Journal of Sociology

"No recent book has better portrayed the common man in China. . . . This short autobiography is right in description of Chinese Social customs. . . . In writing this book, Ida Pruitt has rendered a great service to the Chinese people. For she has accomplished ore than sociologists and novelists in their treatises and fiction can do. She has written a personal story through which the spirit of the common people of China is vividly and humanly revealed."–Pacific Affairs

"This book opens a window into the Chinese world. Although the story is of one Chinese woman, the events of her life reach out into the experiences of many other people. They are a part of that wider social and imaginary world from which the Chinese draw meaning to their life."–The Far Eastern Quarterly

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