[CHINA] [WOMEN] HSIEH Pingying
Girl Rebel: The Autobiography of Hsieh Pingying. With extracts from her New War Diaries. Translated by Adet and Anor Lin. Introduction by Lin Yutang
New York: John Day, 1940. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Blue cloth boards, lettered in white on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 270pp. Small bump to bottom edge of front board; bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown, else Near Fine in the uncommon pictorial dustwrapper, lightly abraded at extremities, 1/2inch loss at crown of spine but still bright and whole; Very Good. Autobiography of a Chinese woman Kuomintang rebel, translated by the daughters of Lin Yutang and with a foreword by him. Hsieh actually had two military careers: first as a Nationalist rebel during the Kuomintang uprising of 1926-8, and later as a member of the Chinese resistance during the Japanese occupation. She died in San Francisco in 2000, aged 93; her New York Times obituary hailed her as a major Chinese feminist author. The current work is uncommon, especially in dustwrapper.