By Paul Ting
Born in Fuzhou, PAUL TING left China whilst he was once a scholar. Paul Ting has lived in Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Canada and France and has a great command of English, German, Spanish and French in addition to of his local language, chinese language. He graduated from the college of Western Ontario, Canada with a B.A. (Hon.) measure in German literature. He has labored in very assorted destinations, together with an oil-rig close to the Alberta- Saskatchewan border, Canada and a logging camp in British Columbia, Canada. His occupations have various tremendously, together with for instance operating at Lufthansa, as a working laptop or computer salesman and because the chairman of a publicly-listed corporation in Hong Kong. He has traveled to over 90 international locations and took part in a variety of adventurous journeys, starting from hitch-hiking throughout Canada (from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland). he's married with a son and a daughter.
"Paul Ting's Bao Bao's Odyssey presents priceless first-hand descriptions of lifestyle in Mao's China within the 1950s-early Sixties, overlaying a sequence of vital political and social occasions (such because the Hundred plants crusade, the nice step forward move, and the famine) from a teenager's blameless but severe viewpoint. in the event you desire to have a greater realizing of China's merciless 'age of revolutions,' this can be a booklet worthy reading." — Chen Jian, writer of Mao's
China and the chilly battle, Michael J. Zak Professor of historical past for US-China family members, division of heritage, Cornell University
"In this splendidly illuminating booklet, Ting immerses us in Chairman Mao's China of 1958; the place his teenage protagonist confronts the Kafkaesque perceptions and misconceptions of the chilly conflict period. With an authoritative and real voice, Ting publications us throughout the lifetime of adolescent Bao Bao, whose ambition to win a Nobel Prize for technological know-how is liable to being thwarted by way of his family's bourgeois background. within the top culture of ancient fiction, the unconventional leaves us imbued within the interval; and the readers will lengthy hold part of Bao Bao and his quest with us. it'd be difficult to overlook this beautiful and heart-warming story." — Patricia W. gray, writer of demise Has 1000 Doors
"This booklet enriches our knowing of Nineteen Fifties Shanghai in the course of the own tale of music Bao Bao." — Lee Pui-tak, President, The Asian experiences organization of Hong Kong
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