Baker & Taylor Traces the rivalry between two Chinese sisters, a doctor and a writer, whose lives took very different paths in their respective quests to become independent women, from Lin Shuhao's medical studies in America during the anti-Asian hostilities of the 1920s to Shuhua's rise within the Beijing literary scene.
Natl Book Network A Thousand Miles of Dreams is an evocative and intimate biography of two Chinese sisters who took very different paths in their quest to be independent women. Ling Shuhao arrived in Cleveland in 1925 to study medicine in the middle of a U.S. crackdown on Chinese immigrant communities, and her effort to assimilate began. She became an American named Amy, while her sister Ling Shuhua burst onto the Beijing literary scene as a writer of short fiction. They were both Chinese "modern girls" who sought to forge their own way in an era of social revolution and followed trajectories unimaginable to their parents' generation. The journeys of these extraordinary women spanned the twentieth century and three continents in a saga of East-West cultural exchange and personal struggle.