Scovel’s 1962 The Chinese Ginger Jars spans two decades of tumult and transition in China

The true, captivating, and intensely personal account of an extraordinary American woman and nurse who lived, with her medical missionary husband and son, through more than two decades of transition in China. Eventually facing occupation by the Japanese, then forced to leave the newly Communist country, she provided an intimate portrait of a country peaceful and exotic, steeped in history—then fearful and suspicious of foreign influence. The book reads like a novel, with the intimacy and suspense of a story that spans the breadth of China.

Originally published in 1962, this classic book is re-presented in a clean and correct reproduction. A compelling addition to the Journeys and Memoirs Series from Quid Pro Books.

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TITLE: The Chinese Ginger Jars
AUTHOR: Myra Scovel
ISBN 978-1-61027-912-3 (paperback, 2012)

194 pp.
$19.99 US