My piece on the Cultural Revolution in today’s IHT/NYT

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR The Specter of the Cultural Revolution By LIJIA ZHANG Published: May 22, 2012 FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+ EMAIL SHARE PRINT REPRINTS BEIJING — A couple of months ago, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao warned that if China fails to make political reforms, the country runs a risk of repeating the Cultural Revolution. Related in News… Continue reading My piece on the Cultural Revolution in today’s IHT/NYT

My Review of Leslie Chang’s “Factory Girls”

I reviewed Leslie’s book as part of cover story for an Italian magazine East. A Story of Modern China Review of The Factory Girls By Lijia Zhang Under Chairman Mao, the farmers were chained to their land. Deng Xiaopeng’s economic reforms have allowed them to leave their poor villages to come to the city to… Continue reading My Review of Leslie Chang’s “Factory Girls”

a modern wedding with Chinese characteristics

My nephew – my sister’s son Yu Wei – got married on April 29. I took my girls and two good friends down to Nanjing to attend the wedding – a modern one with Chinese characteristics. It was a whole day event. We opted to miss out the early morning ceremony when the bride groom… Continue reading a modern wedding with Chinese characteristics