Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Setting & Symbolism

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Yixianappears in non-fiction

The Chinese city where the author's mother was born. This is where the author's grandmother lives as a child and where she is given to the general as a concubine. It's also where she meets and falls in love with Dr. Xia.

Jinzhouappears in non-fiction

The Chinese city where De-hong moves when she is a child. Dr. Xia plans to build a new practice there. The population is almost one hundred thousand and it is the capital of one of the provinces of Manchukuo. It is a walled city, but the city has overflowed and there are buildings outside the wall.

Qinappears in non-fiction

An instrument played by Yu-Fang and meant to impress the general. When they have a child, the general orders her to name the baby Bao Qin.

Zai-li-huiappears in non-fiction

A quasi-religious sect that Dr. Xia belongs to, which calls for no...

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