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Adeline Yen Mah

(b. 1937– )

Chinese author and physician

“People with yuan fen are destined to like one another;
Friendship develops even if a thousand miles apart.
But should yuan fen be absent between two individuals,
They will remain strangers despite sitting face-to-face.”

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source: Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society (New York: HarperCollins, 2005), 25.

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medium: fiction

“Falling leaves return to their roots.”

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source: Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter (London: M. Joseph, 1997), 271.

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medium: memoir

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