Friday, September 3, 2010

Pearl Buck on Chinese Children

Author and long-time China resident Pearl Buck gave the following words of advice to American servicemen about to leave for China during World War II:
Chinese children you may thoroughly enjoy.  They are friendly, jolly little souls, delighted with anything you can do to amuse them.  They may surprise you with the number of their dirty faces -- the average busy Chinese mother washes her children's faces morning and night and what happens between she considers none of her business.
From China as I See It by Pearl Buck

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