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Friendship with John and Wilma Fairbank couple

06-17-2011 14:02 BJT

"Our closest friends in China ( or elsewhere, for that matter ) were Liang Ssu-ch’eng and his wife Lin Whei-yin , two people who combined the Chinese and the Anglo-Saxon cultural traditions. "  -- Chinabound: A Fifty-Year Memoir  by John King Fairbank

"Some two months after our wedding we met Liang Sicheng and his wife Lin Huiyin. Neither they nor we were aware that years of close friendship lay ahead,but we were captivated from the first." --- Wilma Fairbank's letter

"I did not think once that I could have a friend in a woman. It is my luck to have met you. Because otherwise I may never know and enjoy this certain warm flow of feelings between two women."--- Lin Huiyin's letter

"Leaving friends like the Liangs was traumatic. We had learned from each other and given each other all we could. Phyllis had become the closest friend to both of us. Our departure was a real heartbreak." ----John King Fairbank's letter

"While I am typing this, begging for books, I discovered Phyllis writing Wilma for old clothes. It seems we actually turn beggars!" --- Liang Sicheng's Letter

 

Friendship with John and Wilma Fairbank couple

Friendship with John and Wilma Fairbank couple

Friendship with John and Wilma Fairbank couple

Friendship with John and Wilma Fairbank couple

Friendship with John and Wilma Fairbank couple

Friendship with John and Wilma Fairbank couple

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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