Years after meeting in Hong Kong, the author finds that Shiu-Ying Hu, one of the first Chinese women to earn a PhD from Harvard, is still blossoming. At 97.
It is a warm summer day, and Shiu-Ying Hu is wearing several layers of sweaters, topped with a quilted-silk vest. The desk in her office at the Harvard University Herbaria, where she is a botanist emeritus, is covered with books bearing titles such as her Flora of China . As she talks, her aged fingers, soft and wrinkled as dates, ... (Full article: 1038 words)
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