Jan Wong: Looking Back at China’s Darker Days

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  10.02.09 | 5:26 PM ET

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In a powerful column, Jan Wong, the author of Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now looks back on her complicated love affair with China—from studying abroad in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution to covering the Tiananmen Square massacre from a hotel room uncomfortably nearby. As the country celebrates its 60th anniversary this week, it’s good to see some thoughtful reflection on the dark times in China’s past, too. (Via @DougSaunders)


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


1 Comment for Jan Wong: Looking Back at China’s Darker Days

janice 10.03.09 | 8:26 PM ET

Jan Wong’s insights into China are always worth a read. I also heard her interviewed on CBC about the anniversary. You can probably download it from the CBC site.

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