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Full Circle is the story of a life transformed by long exposure to the people and culture of China and East Asia. Ruth Hayhoe left Toronto at the age of twenty-one in 1967 and moved to Hong Kong, where she started her career as a teacher in an Anglo-Chinese secondary school for girls. Intending to stay six months, spent eleven years there, teaching, studying, assisting a number of veteran China missionaries, and ultimately falling in love with Chinese people and Chinese culture. The stories of numerous individuals in Hong Kong, China, and Japan are interwoven into this narrative account, as Hayhoe shares what it was like to live through a series of major transitionsfrom the Cultural Revolution of 1967, to Hong Kongs return to China in 1997.
In 1980, Hayhoe went to teach in Shanghais Fudan University for two years, then completed a PhD at the University of London before returning to Canada in 1984. Five years later, following the Tiananmen tragedy of 1989, she was drawn back to China as Cultural Attach in the Canadian Embassy. Subsequently, she continued to visit China for research and development work, and in 1997 the year Hong Kong was re-unified with China she was invited to become Director of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, a newly established tertiary institute
With this appointment, Hayhoes life came full circle, as she settled into the city where she had begun her teaching career thirty years earlier. Her return to Hong Kong brought back a storm of memories, prompting her to write this book in celebration of many wonderful mentors, and of the rich rewards of risk-taking and openness to the other.
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Studio: University of Washington Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 9628093312 ISBN13 9789628093311
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More About Ruth Hayhoe
Dr. Ruth Hayhoe is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and an award-winning author of a number of scholarly books about China's universities and educational relations between China and Western countries.