Watching the Tree
A Chinese Daughter Reflects on Happiness, Spiritual Beliefs and Universal Wisdom
By (author) Adeline Yen Mah
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Watching the Tree by Adeline Yen Mah
Book DescriptionAuthor of bestselling 'Falling Leaves' weaves together for the same audience her own personal experiences with the best of Chinese philosophy. Adeline Yen Mah, whose autobiography 'Falling Leaves' is an international bestseller, here interweaves her own experiences with her views on Chinese thought and wisdom to create an illuminating and highly personal guide for Western readers. Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, and through the conversations and wisdom of her grandfather and aunt learnt a great deal of traditional Chinese thought, history and religion. Through her father's second marriage to a Eurasian woman, and their subsequent move to Hong Kong, she learnt more about the Chinese attitudes to business and to family, and the strength of the Chinese in exile. Since living in London and California, Adeline Yen Mah has studied Chinese thought, looking at both the strengths and weaknesses which it gives those who follow it and now, in 'Watching the Tree', she takes us on a journey through the Chinese language, religions and history, using both Chinese proverbs and her own experiences, to bring to us an understanding of the richness of China and the ways that we can take and use some of the wisdom for ourselves in the West.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780006531548
(197mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Little Princess, Hardback (April 2012)
Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic.
Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Adeline Yen Mah
A story of an unwanted Chinese daughter growing up during the Communist Revolution, blamed for her mother's death, ignored by her millionaire father and unwanted by her Eurasian step mother. It is a story of greed, hatred and jealousy; a domestic drama that is played against the extraordinary political events in China and Hong Kong.
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Author Biography - Adeline Yen Mah
Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, studied in London, and now works and lives in California. She is married with two children.
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