Her Life Stories
- Born in Troubled Times
- Born in Lhasa
- Childhood Memories
- The Best of the Best
- A Civil Servant
- Traveling to Tibet as Ordered
- A Long Journey with a Mission
- A Trip of Life and Death
- Meeting with the 13th Dalai Lama
- Investigation and Liaison
- Dangerous Yet Triumphant Return
- Devotion for National Salvation
- Publicity Campaign for Anti-Japanese War
- Endless Nostalgia
- Passing Away at an Early Age
Related Historical Literature
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 from the 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 after divorce. 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).
The images shows a scene from the May 4th Movement.
On arrival in Beijing, Liu Manqing replaced all of her old-style Qing dynasty clothes with garments in the Han Chinese style. She attended the Third National Women’s Normal College, but did not graduate. With her natural talent, she became proficient at speaking Chinese within only six months. During her second school year in Beijing, the great patriotic May 4th Movement began to grow.
In 1921, Liu Manqing enrolled at Tongzhou Women’s Normal School. She graduated in 1922, when she was just 16 years old.
The image shows the Duow Hospital.
In 1926, with the belief that “health was what Tibet urgently needed,” Liu Manqing determined to enrollon the nurse training course at Duow Hospital, Peiping, the successor to the Special Hospital for Women and Infants established by the American Presbyterian Mission in 1885, renamed in 1917 (now the Sixth Hospital of Beijing City).