“The Good Chinese Daughter: Growing Up in China and in America” — Celebrated Author and Christian Meditation Expert Elizabeth King Releases Powerful Memoir of Love and Forgiveness
Written from her unique perspective as a dutiful child bridging two countries and cultures, Elizabeth King shares her compelling journey of self-discovery, her pursuit of unconditional love from a callous mother, and her ultimate joy in finding peace through love and meditation.
Bingham Farms, MI — 8/2/16 — Like many girls, Elizabeth King had an intense love-hate relationship with her mother. A beautiful, narcissistic socialite, Chiu Sheung gave birth to Elizabeth in Shanghai six months after divorcing King’s father, a prominent Chinese general. Instead of hearing her mother say “I love you,” King frequently would hear “I could have aborted you.” Her indifferent mother turned King’s care and upbringing over to a servant who would become King’s beloved amah.
“The Good Chinese Daughter,” King’s sixth book, details her exciting rollercoaster of change, adaptation and emotion. Wrapped up into a fascinating memoir, her experiences are sure to inspire the pursuit of peace and personal growth in every reader. As the author explains, the themes represented in her book seek to provide guidance and solace for those who question their own identity and search for reconciliation with a parent or loved one.
Published in Hong Kong in April 2016 and in the United States in July 2016, “The Good Chinese Daughter” has garnered a consistent string of rave reviews:
“Elizabeth King has written an absorbing and at times, gripping memoir of a life that began in the troubled times preceding and during World War II. Her story is not merely one of survival, but of good and bad luck, determination, love and eventual peace through meditation. In speaking of herself, King has spoken for a generation that lost everything and still found the strength to rebuild a life very much worth living.” — Robert Kiely, Professor of English Emeritus, Harvard University
“Elizabeth King has lived a full life of extraordinary diversity and intensity. More than that, she has shared what she has learned and enjoyed, suffered and questioned through this exceptional story of her life. She bridges the planetary hemispheres and yet remains grounded in the reality of family and love as well as touching the eternal reality through her faith. Reading her enriches and expands our horizons.” — Laurence Freeman OSB, Director, World Community for Christian Meditation
“The Good Daughter: Growing Up in China and America” is published in the United States by Chinese Cultural Publications and is available from Amazon.com.
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About the Author: Elizabeth King was born in Shanghai and studied at the University of Hong Kong before emigrating with her family to the U.S. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Francisco, earned a master’s in English from the University of California-Berkeley, and a master’s in library science from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
For 28 years, King was a human rights activist and community leader. She worked as a college librarian and taught Chinese cooking at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan for two decades.
Fluent in English and four Chinese dialects, King lectures and teaches Chinese culture, culinary art and history throughout metro Detroit. She has authored three books in Chinese cooking and two in Chinese folklore for children. “The Good Daughter: Growing Up in China and in America” is her sixth book.
A member of the Guiding Board of the World Community for Christian Meditation, King served as the national coordinator of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for 10 years. As a Benedictine oblate, she leads three meditation groups at St. Regis and Holy Name parishes in metro Detroit, and meditates daily with her husband, Albert King, a biomedical engineering professor at Wayne State University.
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