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Adeline Yen Mah
Transcript of Adeline Yen Mah
Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China. She lived in Shanghai as a child and moved to Hong Kong at age eleven. At fourteen, she won a writing competition, which convinced her father to send her to study in England. She attended London Hospital Medical School, graduated as a physician and established a thriving medical practice in California. She worked as an anesthesiologist at West Anaheim Community Hospital and became chief of anesthesia.
Adeline Yen Mah wrote 7 books:
Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society
Chinese Cinderella The Mystery of the Sing Dynasty Painting
China Land of Dragons and Emperors
Watching the Tree
A Thousand Pieces of Gold
Because her step-mother despised her she and Adeline's father sent her to a bording school starting when she was
St Joseph's Primary School - Tianjin, Republic of China Taiwan
Sheng Xin primary School - Shanghai, Republic of China Taiwan
Sacred Heart Canossian College - Hong Kong Hong Kong
London Hospital Medical School - London, UK United Kingdom
She was born on November 30th in 1937
Her name was Jun-ling until her dad married her stepmother gave her the European name of Adeline
Her parents names are:
Father: Joseph Yen Tse-Rung
Mother: Ren Yong-Ping
Step-mother: Jeanne Virginie Prosperi
She has 2 sisters and 4 brothers
She has had two husbands:
Byron Bai-Lun Soon (1964-1970)
Robert A. Mah (1972- Present)
She has two children:
Roger Mah (from marriage to Soon, adopted by Mah)
Why she wrote the book:
Adeline Yen Mah wrote her books to tell the story of her childhood.
Her mother died when she was 2 weeks old and when she was a year old her father became infatuated with a chinese-european women and married her (Niang)
Niang despised her husbands children and treated then abusively.
Throughout her childhood Adeline was physically and mentally abused, not only by her parents but also by her siblings.
A renowned Chinese American author and medical doctor