Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Setting & Symbolism

Adeline Yen Mah
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Hong Kong Sanatorium

Where Adeline's father dies.

Jackie

The large dog that is the pet of Joseph. He is mean, bites Adeline and kills her baby duck.

The Women's Bank

The bank founded by Adeline's grandmother.

Joseph Yen and Company

The company founded by Adeline's father prior to the political and social upheaval in China.

Tianjin

Where Adeline's family lives when her parents are newly married.

Shanghai

Where Adeline's family moves when she is just a child.

Hong Kong

Where Joseph moves with Jeanne as things are in upheaval in the country.

Sacred Heart Covenent School and Orphanage

Where Adeline is taken and left by her parents as a boarder, though she always fears she might be transferred to the orphanage side rather than living as a boarder.

Gone With Locusts

The play Adeline writes that wins an award and earns the interest of her father.

The SS Canton

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