Born in Troubled Times—The Best of the Best
“Three years later, in 1918, she returned to China by sea. In Peiping, she discarded all of the old-style clothes from the Qing dynasty and learned Chinese in a primary school. With her unusual intelligence, she always stood out among her classmates in her performance in each examination, and she was more active and agile than any other girl fromthe inland. After graduation, she enrolled at Tongzhou Women’s Normal School, where she was subjected to punishment for her ghostwriting. When she married, she dropped out of school.However,she continued to study tirelessly afterdivorce. Having completed her studies, she began to learn nursing at Duow Hospital because she felt that healthcare was urgently needed in Tibet”(A Mission to Xikang and Tibet—Ms. Liu Manqing).