From Sea to Sea

A Personal Journey

by Min-Hwa Cheng Kennard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/23/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665714594
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781665714600

About the Book

Min-Hwa Cheng Kennard has experienced a vibrant life while living and working in several countries. In a unique memoir, she shares insight into her journey that intersected with an extraordinary period of modern human history.

Within twenty personal essays, she discloses how she and her family survived the upheavals of twentieth century China to later emigrate to Taiwan and the United States. Her reflections include a brief history of her family, her experiences losing a parent at a tender age, her professional triumphs in foreign lands, the unexpected losses of a child and two husbands, and much more. As Min-Hwa leads others through her poignant story about love and loss and resilience and hope, she offers intriguing insights into her cultural heritage and how she learned to navigate through conflicts between different values.

From Sea to Sea is a collection of personal essays that reveal one woman’s account of the upheavals of twentieth century China, her emigration to Taiwan and the United States, and her life as she embraced new experiences.

About the Author

Min-Hwa Cheng Kennard was born in China, grew up in Taiwan, and spent most of her adult life in Europe and the US. She received a BA in Chinese Classics from Taiwan University, an MAS in Quantitative Analysis from Johns Hopkins University. She is a CPA and retired financial consultant who worked for governments and private enterprises in several countries. Her personal essays, in English and Chinese, have been featured in publications including World Journal, HILR Review, and Biographical Literature.