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Revolution is not a Dinner Party | Revolution is not a Dinner Party

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Nov.14.2009
As a child, the only trip my parents took me on was to Southern China, to visit my dying grandmother. My parents spent months applying for various travel documents, retrieving permits from the local police and standing in long lines for days to buy the train tickets. When we had to spend a night...
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Nov.10.2009
In my debut novel, Revolution is not a Dinner Party; there is a scene where Ling, the main character, watches her father burn the family's books and photos. This actually occurred in my childhood. My father, a prestigious surgeon trained by American missionaries, destroyed all his beloved books to...