When Winifred graduated from high school, she discovered that she could not apply to the university in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was under British rule at the time, the University was under the British system, and the administration would not accept applicants from a non-British high school...without an extra two years of education. Although disappointing at the time, it turned out to be fortuitous, “That year was the first year that Taiwan had an open solicitation of students from the Hong Kong/Macau area. So I took the exam and I got into the Taiwan Normal University.”
Taiwan became a lily pad from which she jumped to the U.S. in yet another fortuitous time.
(To be continued. Next: Sputnik Changed Everything.)