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August 5, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

A Quick History of Modern China (And Top Three Book Recommendations)

Book Titles: Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, Red Azalea, Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China

China may be the country we most need to understand in today’s world. (Apart from our own, of course.) With 1.3 billion people, the world’s second largest economy, and its most powerful leader since Mao in Xi Jinping, China sings both ancient and modern songs. Today’s post features two memoirs and one collection of short stories I read traveling to and from Beijing (and during …

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