|From One Root Many Flowers is Virginia C. Li's story of personal and family transformation set against the backdrop of China's tumultuous modern history. Drawing on her father's letters, her mother's recollections, historical records and her own childhood memories, Li has woven a compelling chronicle of her family's journey from the pinnacle of political prominence in wartime China under Chiang Kaishek, to displaced persons struggling in their adopted new homeland of America in the aftermath of the Chinese Communist revolution. Out of the hardships and uncertainty of life in a new land, Li traces her own path to maturity as a first-generation citizen who rises to success in academia and turns her attention back full circle to bettering the health and lives of those in her ancestral homeland.
From the Author's Preface
"Makes for consistently fascinating reading."
"Written with remarkable lucidity and sensitive regard for the human condition in times of war, migration and social adaptation."
"Professor Li has woven together the fascinating story of her familyand the engrossing history of China in the twentieth century. The result is an extraordinarily rich and complex fabric."
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