Saturday, June 1, 2013

How Books Can Open Your Mind

Lisa Bu explains how books transformed her life--in The Correspondence in the Family of Fou Lei, she found parental advice, in Jane Eyre, she found a role model of an independent woman, from Cheaper by the Dozen, she learned how to be efficient, and from The Complete Works of Sammao, she realized she learned that she wanted to study abroad. She came to the US in 1995 and began reading books that were banned in China like the Bible and Pearl Buck's, The Good Earth. 

But what makes the talk so interesting is how the books challenge some of her long held Confucian values.  

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