Scott Tong - A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World — in conversation with Jason Beaubien — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

When Tong moved to Shanghai to open the China bureau for American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” he used the opportunity to connect with many of his relatives. His first book is an engaging and illuminating look at the country from both his professional perspective and his personal one. While chronicling China’s economic development, Tong rounds out the political and social history with detailed profiles of five members of his extended family. Through the stories of an American-educated girl born in the closing days of the Qing Dynasty, a pioneer exchange student, an abandoned toddler from World War II, a rising young professional in a multinational company, and an orphan adopted in the middle of a baby-selling scandal fueled by foreign money, Tong gives us an intimate and moving picture of today’s China.

Tong will be joined in conversation by Jason Beaubien, NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World By Scott Tong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226338866
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: University of Chicago Press - November 17th, 2017

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