Dear Su Yen: A Young Woman from Taiwan Discovers England and Discovers Herself Su-Yen Hu
This is the real-life life story of a young woman from Taiwan, Su Yen, an interior designer who comes to England for further study. She has two ambitions: to find a new meaning for her life which has been broken by her experiences in Taiwan, and to immerse herself in the English culture about which she has read and dreamed since childhood. Overcoming problems of lack of money and the difficulties of engaging with an un-familiar language and culture, Su Yen achieves both her goals through her discoveries of the beauties and sympathy of English poetry, painting and architecture and of the friendliness of many of the people she meets. Su Yen's forgotten past is gradually revealed and healed with the magic of English poetry which leads her to see the profound meaning of life.