I teach modern Chinese history to high school students and this audiobook has been very helpful in understanding this chapter in China's history. The unique perspective of the author's time in America as a college student and his eventual return to Beijing gives a nuanced, informative outlook that illuminates the 100 Flowers Bloom movement, the Great Leap Forward (Backward, really), and the intensity and insanity of the Cultural Revolution. Very engaging to listen to on my commute every day.
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