Lady Tan's circle of women
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Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2023.
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Large Print
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Center Point Large Print edition.
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9781638087748, 1638087741
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Published
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2023.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Physical Desc
549 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781638087748, 1638087741

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Regular print version previously published by Scribner.
General Note
Includes author's note with background information.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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"According to Confucius, "an educated woman is a worthless woman," but Tan Yunxian -- born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness -- is being raised by her grandparents to be of use. Her grandmother is one of only a handful of female doctors in China, and she teaches Yunxian the pillars of Chinese medicine, the Four Examinations -- looking, listening, touching, and asking -- something a man can never do with a female patient. From a young age, Yunxian learns about women's illnesses, many of which relate to childbearing, alongside a young midwife-in-training, Meiling. The two girls find fast friendship and a mutual purpose -- despite the prohibition that a doctor should never touch blood while a midwife comes in frequent contact with it -- and they vow to be forever friends, sharing in each other's joys and struggles. No mud, no lotus, they tell themselves: from adversity beauty can bloom. But when Yunxian is sent into an arranged marriage, her mother-in-law forbids her from seeing Meiling and from helping the women and girls in the household. Yunxian is to act like a proper wife -- embroider bound-foot slippers, pluck instruments, recite poetry, give birth to sons, and stay forever within the walls of the family compound, the Garden of Fragrant Delights."--,Provided by publisher.

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