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Xinran shares fascinating true stories of the impact of the single-child policy on whole generations of Chinese young people today

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Xinran was born in Beijing in 1958 and was a successful journalist and radio presenter in China. In 1997 she moved to London, where she began work on her seminal book about Chinese women's lives, The Good Women of China. Since then she has written a regular column for the Guardian; appeared frequently on radio and TV and has published the acclaimed Sky Burial; the novel Miss Chopsticks; the groundbreaking book of oral history China Witness; a book of her Guardian columns called What the Chinese Don't Eat and Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother, about mothers and their lost daughters. She lives in London but travels regularly to China.


"Unforgettable insights into the past and present of Chinese women's lives" * The Times, The Good Women of China *
"Extraordinary...told with generosity and warmth by a brilliant storyteller " -- Hilary Spurling * Financial Times, Message From An Unknown Chinese Mother *
"One would have to have a heart of stone not to be moved" * Economist, Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother *
"Extraordinary and eye-opening" * Jon Snow, The Good Women of China *
"An absorbing, often startling, always persuasive exploration of contemporary China" * Spectator *

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