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The author of the book: Jan Wong
Edition: Atlantic
Date of issue: 2010
ISBN: 1843549751
ISBN 13: 9781843549758
Language: English
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I know it's another name for the game of Telephone, and it's fitting given the subject of the book, but the title was so distracting. Every time I looked at the cover of the book, I sang George Michael's "Careless Whisper" in my head and replaced the words with "Chinese whispers": "Time can never mend / The Chinese whispers of a good friend. / To the heart and mind, / Ignorance is kind. / There's no comfort in the truth, / Pain is all you'll find."

Actually, though, I think the author did find comfort in the truth of what happened to the young woman she ratted out to the authorities during the height of the Cultural Revolution, and I respect her for being candid about being a naive, young jerk (her honesty actually made me not like her for the first hundred or so pages, and then I forgave her too). The remorseful-adult story proved interesting, as did the personal take on the drastic changes Beijing underwent (politically, economically, physically, culturally, geographically, etc.) from the 1970s until just before the Beijing Olympics.


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Ebook Chinese Whispers: Searching For Forgiveness In Beijing read Online! Jan Wong was the much-acclaimed Beijing correspondent for The Globe and Mail from 1988 to 1994. She is a graduate of McGill University, Beijing University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is the recipient of a (US) George Polk Award, the New England Women’s Press Association Newswoman of the Year Award, the (Canadian) National Newspaper Award and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Silver Medal, among other honours for her reporting. Wong has also written for The New York Times, The Gazette in Montreal, The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal.

Her first book, Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now, was named one of Time magazine’s top ten books of 1996 and remains banned in China. It has been translated into Swedish, Finnish, Dutch and Japanese, and optioned for a feature film.

Jan Wong is a third-generation Canadian, born and raised in Montreal. She first went to China in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution as one of only two Westerners permitted to enrol at Beijing University. There, she renounced rock music, wielded a pneumatic drill at a factory and hauled pig manure in the paddy fields. She also met and married the only American draft dodger from the Vietnam War in China. During those six years in China, she learned fluent Mandarin and earned a degree in Chinese history.

From 1988 to 1994, Jan Wong returned as China correspondent for The Globe and Mail. In reporting on the tumultuous new era of capitalist reforms under Deng Xiaoping, she reacquainted herself with old friends and enemies from her radical past. In 1989, she dodged bullets in Tiananmen Square, fought off a kidnapping attempt and caught the Chinese police red-handed driving her stolen Toyota as a squad car. (They gave it back.)

She returned to China in 1999 to make a documentary and to research her second book, Jan Wong’s China: Reports from a Not-So-Foreign Correspondent. It tells the story of China’s headlong rush to capitalism and offers fresh insight into a country that is forever changing.

Jan Wong lives with her husband and two sons in Toronto where she is a reporter at The Globe and Mail. The best of her weekly celebrity-interview columns, “Lunch With,” which ran for five years, have been published in a book of the same name.

[From Random House's Jan Wong Author Spotlight]


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This is a very predictable author. When you get a book for free, you can read it. The intrigue is present, the unbundling is clear.

BOBBY

Watch out! Maybe a fundamental change in your life!

NOAH

An interesting book, Hard to tear down

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