My Days in the Sun: A Memoir

Author: Mark Yoi Sun Soo

In My Days in the Sun, a distinguished radiologist reflects on his intimate acquaintance with mentoring surgeons, eminent professors and pioneering radiologist, and offers privileged glimpses of the work practices in prestigious teaching hospitals in four different countries.

RM40.00

1 in stock

Categories: , ,
Description

In My Days in the Sun, a distinguished radiologist presents a candid self-portraits of his 40 years. Mark Y.S. Soo was born in 1933 into a Cantonese family who divided their time between business interest in Malaya and Hong Kong. As a precocious child, Mark was an eyewitness to the Battle of Kampar, the Japanese occupation of Malaya and the post-war trauma of the late 1940s.

A graduate of Hong Kong University in 1957 and Lysholm Department of Radiology in London in 1967, Mark Soo reflects on his intimate acquaintance with mentoring surgeons, eminent professors and pioneering radiologist, and offers privileged glimpses of the work practices in prestigious teaching hospitals in four different countries.

The humanistic philosophy of the Chinese sage Mencius, memorised at a young age under his grandmother’s watchful eye, made him a compulsively ethical practitioner in moneyed profession. Ever the keen observer of life’s subtleties , Mark recounts many of the lessons he learnt, both moral and practical, during his time as a young medic in the Colony’s hospitals, a struggling general practitioner in Ipoh, a mature student of radiology in London and the first Asian Head of Radiology at University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, just before the riots of 13 May 1969.

Married with four children, Mark moved to Australia in 1971, where he resides. From his traditional Chinese upbringing to his embrace of modern life as an immigrant of Australia, Mark Soo’s memoir conveys the sense and sensibility of an overseas Chinese who has lived in interesting times and memorable places.

Published by Areca Books
Hardback
2013
ISBN: 9789675719080