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1. Research and report on the historical setting for Homesick.

2. Fritz explains in her preface that Homesick is part fiction and part autobiography. Using what you know about novels and biographies, separate the two ways of writing as they apply to this book.

3. Fritz spends most of the...

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1. Research and report on the historical setting for Homesick.

2. Fritz explains in her preface that Homesick is part fiction and part autobiography. Using what you know about novels and biographies, separate the two ways of writing as they apply to this book.

3. Fritz spends most of the book "homesick" for America, but by the end of the story the reader begins to suspect that she will soon be homesick for China. What aspects of Fritz's narrative make this suspicion grow?

4. Write a paper exploring some of the unique cultural aspects of China that are mentioned in Homesick. Examples might include Lin Nai-Nai's bound feet, the wide-eyed boats on the Yangtze, and Yang Sze-Fu's long fingernails.

5. In 1985 Jean Fritz wrote about her return to China in China Homecoming. How does this sequel continue and develop the themes of Homesick?

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