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In the valley of the Yangtze

Helen Roberts Thomas

In the valley of the Yangtze

stories from an american childhood in China

by Helen Roberts Thomas

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Published by Commonwealth Books in Alexandria, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Children of missionaries,
  • Americans abroad,
  • Americans,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    A China-born daughter of American Episcopal missionaries tells a story of China that is little-known to both Chinese and Americans in this robust memoir. What were Americans doing in China in the 1920s and 30s, and how did an American child come to be born and raised there? Helen Roberts Thomas and her family were part of a vibrant international community in the Yangtze Valley in the first part of the 20th century. The community was made up of educators, missionaries, and doctors as well as technical and military advisors to the new Chinese government. Freshly topical amid the current American fascination with another new China, this coming-of-age story mingles history with culture, politics, and crossing paths with the famous. And yet it is also a family story: dedicated to the memory of her parents; dotted with sibling love, rivalry, rebellion, and achievement; and written in collaboration with her own daughter.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Helen Roberts Thomas with Katherine P. Granfield
    ContributionsGranfield, Katherine P.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 147 p.
    Number of Pages147
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27156412M
    ISBN 100985486325
    ISBN 109780985486327
    OCLC/WorldCa860756473

      A New York Times Notable BookWinner of the Kiriyama Book PrizeIn the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, /5(35).   Bird is at the height of her fame as a travel writer in (when The Yangtze Valley and Beyond was first published) and while the book on its own is already a fabulous read, what makes it extraordinary is the fact that Bird illustrated her book with her own, specially taken photographs. In fact, on reading the book, it becomes quite clear.

      As with his other books, this book about his journey up the Yangtze is often categorized as "Travel" but could easily be shelved in history or current affairs. While never losing track of his main narrative, Winchester is an exquisite teller of tales (a reviewer on the back cover calls him a great "anectodeur"; I love that I think it might be /5.   A New York Times Notable Book. Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize. In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley.

    Yangtze Valley synonyms, Yangtze Valley pronunciation, Yangtze Valley translation, English dictionary definition of Yangtze Valley. Noun 1. Yangtze River - the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai Chang, Chang Jiang, Changjiang, Yangtze. A New York Times Notable BookWinner of the Kiriyama Book PrizeIn the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler 4/5(29).


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In the Valley of the Yangtze is a memoir by a woman who was born in China to American missionaries. She provides a fascinating account of her family's life in China during the 's and 30's/5(7).

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Granfield. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets/5(7). This book is about a journey Ms. Bird made about from the mouth of the Yangtze River to the Sichuan basin and the borders of Tibet.

She did most of it as a solo female, accompanied only by Chinese bearers and servants, and traveling by mule, boat, foot, sedan chair, and about every other means of by: 9. In the Valley of the Yangtze is the memoir of author Helen Roberts Thomas, born on Chinese soil to American Episcopal missionaries.

In the first part of the 20th century, she grew up amid a Yangtze Valley community of educators, missionaries, doctors, and technical and military advisors to the Chinese government. Read or Download In the Valley of the Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China (Commonwealth Memoirs) Book by Helen Roberts Thomas.

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PDF, ePubs, MOBI, eMagazines, ePaper, eJournal and more. Author Helen Roberts Thomas was “China-born”, the daughter of American Episcopal missionaries. She spent her childhood in a vibrant international community in the Yangtze Valley, barely escaping after the Japanese invaded Shanghai in Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for In the Valley of the Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China (Commonwealth Memoirs) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

Isabella Bird was born in Yorkshire inthe daughter of a clergyman. She made many dangerous and extraordinary journeys during her life to places including Hawaii, India, Tibet, Turkey and Morocco.

She wrote many travel books, of which The Yangtze Valley And Beyond is one of the best. She died in Edinburgh in October, /5(4). South of the Yangtze book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Chinese civilization first developed 5, years ago in North C /5. The Yangtze Valley And Beyond 作者: Isabella L. Bird 出版社: China Economic Review Publishing Ltd 副标题: An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in the Province of Sze Chuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo Territory 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Paperback ISBN: Author: Isabella L.

Bird. Yangtze River, Chinese (Pinyin) Chang Jiang or (Wade-Giles romanization) Ch’ang Chiang, longest river in both China and Asia and third longest river in the world, with a length of 3, miles (6, kilometres).

A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond. Isabella Bird was one of the greatest travelers and travel writers of all time, and this is her last major book, a sympathetic look at inland China and beyond into Tibet at the end of the 19th century/5.

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The Yangtze Valley and Beyond Author:File Size: 9MB. In the Valley of the Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China. [Helen Roberts Thomas; Katherine P Granfield] -- A China-born daughter of American Episcopal missionaries tells a story of China that is little-known to both Chinese and Americans in this robust memoir.

Other editions - View all The Yangtze Valley and Beyond: An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in The Yangtze Valley and Beyond: An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in The Yangtze Valley and Beyond: An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in 5/5(1).

In the valley of the Yangtze: stories from an american childhood in China. [Helen Roberts Thomas; Katherine P Granfield] -- A China-born daughter of American Episcopal missionaries tells a story of China that is little-known to both Chinese and Americans in this robust memoir.

In the Valley of the Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China (Commonwealth Memoirs). The Yangtze flood struck China during a decade of flooding, famine and social turmoil. It is considered to be the 5th deadliest flood in recorded history with a death toll ofand displacement of millions.

As a result of the flood, millions of survivors were faced with many hardships. These problems ranged from displacement, injury, loss of property as well as food. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Foster, Arnold, Mrs. In the valley of the Yangtse.

London, London Missionary Society, (OCoLC). The Yangtze Valley and Beyond, first published incontains the account by the redoubtable Isabella Bird (now Mrs J. F. Bishop) of a journey through central China in The volume focuses on her travels though the province of Szechuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territory.

Many of the areas she explored and carefully described were almost. This book, first published inneeds to be introduced by quoting its full title; Winchester called it ‘The River at the Centre of the World. A Journey up the Yangtze, and back in Chinese time’, which clearly establishes the dual narrative focus of this book.The Yangtze Service Medal is a decoration of the United States ebook which was created in for presentation to members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps (and to a lesser extent, members of the United States Army).The Yangtze Service Medal is awarded for service in the Yangtze River Valley between the dates of September 3, and Awarded for: Service on shore at Shanghai or in the valley of the Yangtze River between the dates of 3 September to 21 October and 1 March to 31 December