Black Country to Red China: One girl's story from war-torn England to Revolutionary China

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Born in pre-Revolutionary China and brought up in the Midlands, Esther Cheo Ying returned to China in 1949 after a traumatic childhood, convinced that there she would find the happiness and sense of belonging she longed for. Caught up in the turmoil of civil war and sympathetic to the Communist Revolution, she joined the Red Army and then stayed on to work in the new People's Republic. But despite her determination to make a new life in China could she truly be happy in a country which encouraged constant self-criticism and viewed her as a 'false foreign devil'?

Black Country to Red China is an extraordinary account of life before the Cultural Revolution, but it is also a fascinating insight into one woman's struggle to come to terms with your own identity.

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"A remarkable and direct account" ( Guardian)

"An unusual true story...she tells movingly of the brainwashing, privation and heartbreak" ( Sunday Express)

"Essential reading" ( Time Out)

"Unforgettable" ( Financial Times)

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The story of a half Chinese, half English woman in pre and post-Cultural Revolution China, this is a fascinating account of an extraordinary time that is sad, shocking, funny and thought provoking.

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