As the fiftieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China
approaches on October 1, 1999, Jan Wong reflects on her body of
work as a foreign correspondent there. Despite the fact that
everything is changing, she discovers that not much "really"
changes, and what she wrote several years ago about love, work and
living still holds, as do the conflicts over who rules, who
survives, and who gets the bigger slice of Peking Duck.
From a peasant tax revolt through the new consumerism (ads on
television ) to the closeted world of Chinese gays, "Jan Wong's
China" is a highly personal account of a country in transition. Its
perspective is shaped by the author's six-year reporting stint, her
life in Beijing in the '70s as a student and a Maoist, and her
return visit to China in the spring of 1999.
Employing humour and behind-the-scenes detail, Jan Wong brilliantly
weaves her adventures into a rich journalistic tapestry.
"From the Hardcover edition."
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