I can only applaud the comments above. After seeing the film, with Jennifer Jones and William Holden, I knew I must encounter the real Han Suyin. Her descriptions of life in China and HongKong after the second world war are poetic. With her, we reverance the beauty of nature. Her relationship with Mark Elliott is profound - two committed, discriminating individuals find joy in each other, amidst cultural difference and societal prejudice. These lives are real, on a profound level.
For a panoramic view of history of equal beauty and pain, to know that people can feel as these two people feel, there is nothing like this volume. The human journey is reaffirmed.