No mud, no lotus, they tell themselves: from adversity beauty can bloom…
New York Times bestselling author Lisa See returns with Lady Tan’s Circle of Women, a captivating historical novel based on the true story of a female physician from 15th-century China. Join Lisa at the Carlsbad City Library and learn about Tan Yunxian, who defied Confucius’ belief that “an educated woman is a worthless woman.”
This Adventure will include a brief presentation by Kimberley Woo, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine that discusses general concepts in Chinese Medicine today, and an interactive portion during which the audience will locate common acupuncture points on themselves.
This event is expected to sell out, so we recommend that you purchase a VIP registration below, which not only guarantees your seat (while supplies last), but also includes a hardcover copy of Lady Tan’s Circle of Women to be delivered to you at the event for signing. Books will be also be available for purchase at the event.
Registration for this event is not required, as it is free and open to the public. However, seating is available on a first-come fist-serve basis, and you can guarantee a seat (while supplies last) by purchasing the VIP registration below, which includes a copy of Lady Tan’s Circle of Women to be delivered to the event for signing.
PLEASE NOTE: VIP SEATING IS SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT. THE REMAINING EVENT SEATS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS, SO PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY. YOU MAY STILL PRE-ORDER A COPY BELOW OF LADY TAN’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS TO BE DELIVERED TO YOU AT THE EVENT FOR SIGNING. BOOKS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AND SIGNING AT THE EVENT.
In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and China Dolls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the strong bonds between women.
These books have been celebrated for their authentic, deeply researched, lyrical stories about Chinese characters and cultures. Independent booksellers have honored her novels by selecting them as an Indie Next pick, her novels were sold to 39 countries, she has won numerous awards domestically and internationally, and her novel Snow Flower was made into a feature film produced by Fox Searchlight.
Her latest book, Lady Tan’s Circle of Women, was inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century China. Tan Yunxian—born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness— will go on to break free of traditions, treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later.
Dr. Kimberley Woo graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in May 2012 with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTOM). Four years later, she earned a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Since graduating with her MSTOM, Dr. Woo has enjoyed practicing Chinese medicine within integrated settings, and she is also currently serving on two committees for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Woo’s professional goals include helping patients experience the benefits and balance of individualized and integrated approaches to health. From pediatrics to geriatrics, from weekend warriors to professional athletes, Carlsbad-based Dr. Woo finds the uniqueness of each case and strives to help patients both within the office while receiving treatments, and outside when they are home.
When Dr. Woo is not at work, she is an avid “gym rat” and is a bikini fitness competitor. Dr. Woo enjoys cooking, restaurant dining, and traveling. She is refreshing her Mandarin and French language skills in anticipation of future trips abroad.
Carlsbad City Library provides community members of all ages with convenient access to high-quality resources and services to inform and enrich individual and community life. Carlsbad City Library is the destination for information, enjoyment of reading, lifelong learning, and cultural enrichment for those who live, work and play in Carlsbad.