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Knowing Miss Chen Jerrine R. Weigand

Knowing Miss Chen

Jerrine R. Weigand

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ISBN : 9781412081252
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Knowing Miss Chen by Jerrine R Weigand is a tale of two worlds- a memoir filled with fascinating and challenging experiences of a foreign couple invited by the government of Qinghai Province, China, to work on their new policy Opening to the West.MoreKnowing Miss Chen by Jerrine R Weigand is a tale of two worlds- a memoir filled with fascinating and challenging experiences of a foreign couple invited by the government of Qinghai Province, China, to work on their new policy Opening to the West. It is also the life story of Chen Yu Hua, their young interpreter.This is about living and learning a strange and fascinating culture. It touches Chinese history, religion, politics, the Great Cultural Revolution, the changing times as China struggles with failing state owned enterprises and the challenges of developing a Market Economy. But mostly it is about people, the Chen family, and every day life working in China.Miss Chen grew up in Chairman Maos China during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. Hers is not the average tale of a school girl- the personal stories Miss Chen reveals to the author provide insight and understanding of a tumultuous period in Chinese history. Chen Yu Hua experienced, first hand, both the authority of the Red Guard and the tragedy of Tiananmen Square.Weigand tries to dispel the myths and misconceptions held by many Westerners about Chinese people and their culture. She and her husband came to appreciate the wonderful humor of the Chinese, their curiosity and desire to understand Westerners, and in turn their need to be understood.Knowing Miss Chen will enlighten, entertain and sadden, leaving readers feeling rewarded for their experience.