Ruan Lingyu was a Chinese actress best known by her English title Lily Yuen. One of the brightest Chinese movie stars of all time, her amazing acting skills andicide at the age of twenty-one led her to be an instantly recognizable icon of Chinese cinema. Born in 1898, Ruan Lingyu’s first marriage ended in divorce and she married again four years later.
Ruan Lingyu was studying medicine when she was cast in the film The Man With One Ball, which was made by a Chinese American director named Lin Yutian. She had a small role in this film as an extra. In the middle of the following year, Ruan Lingyu became famous when the film White Phoenix shot by Yichuan Lee was released in China. Although Ruan Lingyu never appeared in the film White Phoenix, it paved the way for her to have a bigger role in other films by Chinese Americans.
Ruan Lingyu grew up in San Francisco as the daughter of Chinese immigrants from the Hunan province. Growing up in an environment where people spoke different languages, Ruan Lingyu was particularly keen to learn English. After graduating from the University of Washington inauna, Ruan Lingyu went to work in the laboratories of Pharmaceuticals in San Francisco. While there, Lingyu began studying Chinese, taking many trips back and forth to her parents’ homeland, and she was impressed with the beauty of the Chinese language and culture.
|Died||8 March 1935|
|Birth Date||April 26, 1910|
Ruan Lingyu was studying acupuncture and moxibustion when she attended San Francisco State University in April 1911. According to biographer C.W. Yeh, Ruan Lingyu’s studies focused on the relationship between acupuncture, moxibustion, and the theories of the Five Elements. Ruan Lingyu studied fenggen (the word for a dragon) with her former teacher, Jiaquetan Baoyu. During this time, Ruan Lingyu earned a Master of Fine Arts in acupuncture, moxibustion, and anatomy from Jiaquetan.
Ruan Lingyu continued to study acupuncture and moxibustion before she traveled to China to complete a four-year postgraduate degree at the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After completing her studies, Ruan Lingyu returned to San Francisco to begin a career as a nurse. Ruan Lingyu’s work as a nurse had a great impact on her thoughts regarding how to succeed in Western medicine. Ruan Lingyu studied the concepts of yin and yang, and she combined these two principal concepts with body awareness to create the concept of Feng Shui, or the calming of internal chi. Ruan Lingyu was also very fond of yoga, and she used the healing properties of yoga to help patients who were suffering from pain and discomfort.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2020||Under Review|
|Previous Year’s Net Worth (2019)||Under Review|
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|Income Source||Primary Income source Actor (profession).|
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Ruan Lingyu’s Practical Thinking is probably her most influential book, due to the simple style of writing and the clear tone of instruction. Ruan Lingyu’s Practical Thinking can be considered to be a textbook on health and illness, and it describes a simple model that can be easily followed by any student. Ruan Lingyu is highly regarded as one of the leading moxibustion practitioners of all time. A condensed version of Ruan Lingyu’s Practical Thinking can be found in PDF format for easier access.