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關於Chinese Cinderella個主角的性格 ~~急~~~~~

我想問下Chinese Cinderella 入面個主角Adeline Yen Mah嘎性格係點嘎?仲有,你願不願意同她成為朋友?(最好是願意),why?盡量用英文回答啦>

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    Adeline Yen Mah (Chinese: 馬嚴君玲; pinyin: Mǎ Yán Jūnlíng; Yale (Cantonese): ma5 yim4 gwan1 ling4) (official birthday 30th November 1937, however real birthday not known, this is in fact her father's birthday) is a Chinese-American author and physician. She grew up in Tianjin, Shanghai and Hong Kong with an older sister, Lydia; three older brothers, Gregory, Edgar and James and a younger half brother, Franklin and half sister, Susan. Currently she divides her time between southern California and London. She is married to Professor Robert Mah and has two children.

    Adeline was born in Tianjin, China. Two weeks after her birth, her mother died due to medical complications from the delivery, and Mah was subsequently labeled "bad luck" by the rest of her family. One year later, her father, Joseph Yen, married a Eurasian woman, Jeanne Virginie Prosperi, whom she refers to as Niáng (娘, another term for mother). The woman doted upon Adeline's father and her own two children, while mistreating the rest of the family, particularly Adeline. This childhood conflict, involving emotional abuse and Mah's attempts to gain her father's affection, are detailed in her second novel, Chinese Cinderella.

    At fourteen, as her autobiographies state, Mah won a writing competition, and convinced her father to let her study in England. She completed a medical degree, and established a medical practice in California. In her free time, however, she continued to write about the tragedies that had overshadowed her life. Her memoir, Falling Leaves, relates her full life story. It begins by relating her emotionally deprived childhood under her stepmother's cruelty, and goes on to recount how, after her father died, her stepmother prevented his children from reading his will until her own death two years later.

    Falling Leaves sold over one million copies worldwide, prompting Mah to quit medicine and devote her time to writing. Her second novel, Chinese Cinderella, was an abridged version for children of her autobiography, and sold equally well. She has since written Watching The Tree, a book on Chinese philosophy; One Thousand Pieces of Gold, a book which looks at events under the Qin and Han dynasties through Chinese proverbs and their origins in Sima Qian's history Shiji; and Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, her first fiction book, based on events in World War II.

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