Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter Character Descriptions

Adeline Yen Mah
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Adeline Yen Mah

Her mother died two weeks after she was born and she was given a European name by her stepmother.

Niang

Adeline and her four siblings were instructed to call their new stepmother this name which is a Chinese term for mother.

Aunt Baba

When Adeline was just two weeks old, her mother died and this woman was charged with raising the baby.

Nai Nai

She was a caring grandmother and the head of the family and Niang took over as matriarch after her death.

Ye Ye

He would sneak money to his grandchildren so they could take the tram to school.

Adeline's Father

He was very detached from Adeline through most of her childhood.

Big Sister

She was usually not very kind to Adeline and was jealous of her outstanding scholarly performance.

Aunt Reine

Unlike her sister, this woman was kind to Adeline and treated...

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