Deng's Heyday

Thanks to Liu Kin Ming at the Hong Kong Economic Journal, I had the chance to write about my first trip to China--in 1984--and what it was like then. In this piece, I recall what a botched trip it was but how I got a sense of China changing gears and starting its dramatic rise. I also recalled how it was such a different era--before Skype, cellphones, email and so on--when it was possible to get lost in a country.


Category: Writing journalism, 
Posted by: Ian Johnson
Sep 10, 2011