By Paul Ting
Born in Fuzhou, PAUL TING left China whilst he was once a pupil. Paul Ting has lived in Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Canada and France and has an excellent command of English, German, Spanish and French in addition to of his local language, chinese language. He graduated from the collage 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 quite a few 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 Nineteen Sixties, overlaying a sequence of vital political and social occasions (such because the Hundred flora crusade, the good breakthrough circulation, and the famine) from a teenager's blameless but serious viewpoint. if you happen to wish to have a greater figuring out of China's merciless 'age of revolutions,' it is a booklet worthy reading." — Chen Jian, writer of Mao's
China and the chilly battle, Michael J. Zak Professor of background for US-China kin, division of historical past, Cornell University
"In this splendidly illuminating e-book, Ting immerses us in Chairman Mao's China of 1958; the place his teenage protagonist confronts the Kafkaesque perceptions and misconceptions of the chilly battle period. With an authoritative and real voice, Ting courses us during the lifetime of adolescent Bao Bao, whose ambition to win a Nobel Prize for technology is prone to being thwarted by means of his family's bourgeois historical past. within the most sensible 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 omit this beautiful and heart-warming story." — Patricia W. gray, writer of demise Has one thousand Doors
"This booklet enriches our knowing of Fifties Shanghai during the own tale of tune Bao Bao." — Lee Pui-tak, President, The Asian reports organization of Hong Kong
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