My Mother in law grew up in a small village in lhe 1917 - there was a school that she went to to learn reading and writing. She became a teacher, but I'm sure there was nothing formal like a teachers college and university. She just taught at the next village - probably what she herself had learn at school.
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My mother-in-law was from a wealthy family in Shanghai before the Japanese occupation and states that she has never heard of men or women getting scholarships. She did not attend any universities.
My father-in-law was from a middle class family and the recipient of a 50% scholarship from the prestigious St. Joseph Roman Catholic prep school in Hong Kong before the war interrupted his studies. He states that schools in large cities like Guangzhou and Hong Kong had scholarships for both eligible women and men. His sister went to a Protestant school.
Hi Doug: Here is the background: the question is because of a novel I'm writing, and I want to be sure I'm being historically accurate. Unfortunately my mother has dementia and can't remember how things were during her college days with scholarships for women. All her friends are either dead or also have cognitive problems. This is one topic that has really stumped me when doing research. I remember my father (now passed on) saying that prior to WWII, both the Nationalist and Communist parties would often fund some students' education, with the hope of persuading students to their politics. But he didn't clarify whether the scholarships were for men or women. JC
msen: Hi Sis, and welcome to the forum. As you know, I recently returned on a long journey from Florida to see one of our American cousins, sadly, in hospice. Her wish was to reconnect our family and visit with as many as could make the trip to her bedside.
Jun 15, 2013 12:27:50 GMT -5
msen: Oops, I guess i will continue in shoutbox, but merely wanted to reply to you! Long story short, her wish came true and now we have, thanks to forum friends, our village and some names in our father's family. Shout out to Laohuaqiao, FayChee and forum.
Jun 15, 2013 12:32:35 GMT -5