Chinese Cinderella Timeline

Family Issues

Adeline Yen Mah's Birthday

November 30, 1937 - December 1, 1937

Adeline's specific birthday was forgotten. Her father gave her his birthday when she was 10 years old.

Mother's Death

December 17,1937 - December 18,1937

Adeline's birth mother caught a fever 3 days after she was born and died 2 weeks later. Adeline was called bad luck and blamed for her mother's death.

New Mother

November 30, 1938 - December 1, 1938

Niang was Adeline's new mother. She brought a son and daughter with her.

Disappearence

November 30, 1941 - June 1, 1943

Adeline's father, stepmother, and second brother suddenly dissappeared.

Nai Nai's death

November 27, 1942 - November 28, 1942

Adeline's grandma died of a massive stroke.

New Home

January 5,1943 - January 6, 1943

Adeline, Big Sister, First and Second Brother rode a train to Shanghai with father.

Family Reunion

October 31, 1943 - November 1, 1943

Ye Ye, Aunt Baba, Third Brother, and Little Sister joins them in Shanghai.

Reclaim Property

June 29, 1946 - August 26,1946

Father, Niang, Little Sister, and Third Brother returned to Tianjin to reclaim their property.

Big Sister's Wedding

August 29, 1948 - August 30, 1948

Her big sister is getting married.

Small Reunion

May 4, 1949 - May 5,1949

Adeline's Aunt Reine took her with them to Hong Kong where they met up with her father, stepmother, Ye Ye, First Brother, Second Brother, Fourth Brother, and Little Sister.

Ye Ye's Death

March 1, 1952 - March 2, 1952

Her grandpa died.

Good Bye

September 9, 1952 - September 19, 1952

Adeline followed her third brother to Oxford College in England