Im Yunjidang was married into her husband’s family, but was shortly widowed after the death of her husband. Even though her husband had passed, Im Yunjidang continued to fulfill her duties as daughter-in-law. During her life, she studied Confucian classics with her eldest brother, and when she passed, her works were published by her brother and brother-in-law. Her works include research on Confucian classics, her interpretations on the theories of Neo-Confucianism, and her comments on Chinese historical figures and instructive verses . Kang Chŏngildang, another female Neo-Confucianst scholar during the Chosŏn dynasty, was married into her husband’s family at the age of twenty.
This book, written by Pearl S. Buck, who had once lived in China for a few years, portrays the old and harsh life of the poor. She cleverly put the story in a position for you to think about yourself: how lucky you really are to live the life that you have. What do they actually do during New Year you might ask. It is a very special time for them, buying
In 1920, she was let go from Vanity Fair, which gave her an opportunity to write and become a book reviewer for The New Yorker in 1927 (“Dorothy Parker” Britannica School). During the 1920’s, Dorothy gained a reputation for intelligent conversations and her distinct cleverness (“Dorothy Parker” Britannica School). Dorothy battled depression and alcoholism, in spite of her success and respectability and tried to commit suicide (“Dorothy Parker” Poets.org). She found success in her first collection of poems, Enough Rope, which was a best seller in 1926 (“Dorothy Parker” Poets.org). In 1928, Dorothy and Edwin divorced (“Dorothy Parker” Poets.org).
She has received numerous awards for Mudbound and has another novel called When She Woke, She also earned her bachelor's degree from Wellesley college and a masters degree from Columbia University. In this article about the book we found out how she came up with the characters and how they connect to her as a person, “ In composing Mudbound, Jordan drew on some of these stories and even based several of the novel’s white characters on real people, such as her grandmother and grandfather. Jordan told Neufeld that like Laura, the central white character in Mudbound, “My grandmother married late. She married an older man [who] took her from the city to a rural farm. .
What effects do different cultures take on mothers (Chinese) and daughters (American) throughout the book? The book “The Joy Luck Club” takes on an interesting way to present it’s plot to readers. It consists of the telling of the stories of four Chinese mothers (before they immigrated to the United States) in the first four chapters. Following this is the stories of these mother’s daughters (again, in four chapters). This “organization” of the first half of the story is key to allow the reader to really delve into each character’s story, personality, traits, and their cultural aspects.
Book Review of Blumenthal, Karen. Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different: a Biography. (Feiwel and Friends, 2012). Karen Blumenthal, once a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and a Duke University graduate, married Scott McCartney with whom she had two daughters whilst living in Dallas. According to her website, Blumenthal became a children’s writer after witnessing her daughters struggle to find decent nonfiction literary material, “I decided to try my hand at writing for young people, combining my interest in storytelling with the journalist’s practice of telling complicated stories in a clear way.” The author went on to write various biographies of fundamental characters in American culture such as Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History, Tommy: The Gun That Changed America, and perhaps her most popular work to date, Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different.
Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” written in 1989, captures the relationship of a mother and daughter from China that has just relocated to America. So, in the beginning of the short story Tan expresses the mother’s beliefs of America by saying “my mother believed you could be anything you wanted in America” (Tan, Two Kinds, www.rtsd.org). then going into examples such as “You could open a restaurant. You could work for the government and get good retirement and of course, you can be a prodigy, too” (Tan, Two Kinds, www.rtsd.org). Nevertheless, as the story unfolds, Tan explains in more detail of the relationship of the mother and her daughter.
Lin Huiyin, an influential female architect and writer, was among those students. She got accepted to the University of Pennsylvania and there she studied at the college of Fine Art; although the university did not allow women to major in architecture, she took many courses in architecture. Her contribution to Chinese architecture was remarkable, she and her husband Liang Sicheng traveled across China to study and restore ancient buildings, together they published many books on architecture, and she became known as the first female architect in modern China (Lee, 2003). She was the epitome of all the scholars studied abroad during the early 20th century; they were all full of ardent aspiration and a heart of
Amy Tan, an American storyteller draws on her Chinese heritage to explore the language’s impact through her essay, Mother Tongue. In Mother Tongue, Tan explores her mother-daughter relationship and the struggles of speaking broken English. Amy Tan describes the embarrassment of her Mother’s English, “Just last week, I was walking down the street with my mother, and I again found myself conscious of the English I was using, the English I do use with
Ling, Helen (née Dalling), (1901-1982) was a well-known connoisseur of Chinese art in Singapore. In 1928, she married Dr. Ling Tien Gi, a graduate in industrial chemistry from Cornell University. They lived in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. She owned a few antique shops in Shanghai from 1938 to 1949. When the communists came to power, she and Dr. Ling left China for Hong Kong.