This book investigates the life, activities, and writings of Chen Hengzhe (1890-1976) in order to understand the effects of the exposure to a foreign culture on a person's thinking, writing, and sense of self. In the case of Hengzhe, China's first female professor, the blending of foreign and native influences on her life yields a mix that does not fit with any overarching 'isms' or theories.
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 A Life and Its Spaces; 2 Fictions of Science, Destiny, and Life's Choices; 3 The Scholar and Cultural Translator; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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