A Comrade Lost and Found: A Beijing Memoir by Jan Wong PDF

By Jan Wong

ISBN-10: 015101342X

ISBN-13: 9780151013425

ISBN-10: 0547247893

ISBN-13: 9780547247892

A “suspenseful, elegantly written” account of the author’s go back to China after thirty years to go looking for the girl she betrayed to the specialists (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

within the early Nineteen Seventies, on the top of the Cultural Revolution, Jan Wong traveled from Canada to Beijing University—where she could develop into one in all merely Westerners approved to review. someday a fellow pupil, Yin Luoyi, requested for her aid attending to the United States.
Wong, then a starry-eyed Maoist from Montreal, instantly suggested her to the specialists, and soon thereafter Yin disappeared. Thirty-three years later, hoping to make amends, Wong revisits the chinese language capital to go looking for the person that has haunted her moral sense. a minimum of, she desires to realize even if Yin survived.
yet Wong reveals the recent Beijing bewildering. telephone numbers, addresses, or even names swap with startling frequency. In a society made up our minds to bury the earlier, Yin Luoyi may be challenging to discover. As Wong strains her approach from one former comrade to the following, she reveals not just the destiny of the lady she betrayed however the unusual and dramatic transformation of up to date China. during this memoir, she tells how her trip rekindled all of her love for—and disillusionment with—her ancestral land.
“Gone is the semirural capital the place the author’s ‘revolutionary’ process learn integrated bouts of not easy exertions and ‘self feedback’ periods. as an alternative are eight-lane expressways lit up ‘like Christmas trees,’ glossy skyscrapers and the most important shopping center on the earth. Wong is a talented storyteller, and hers is a deeply own and richly distinct eyewitness account of China’s trip to sleek modernity.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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