Black Country to Red China: One Girl's Journey 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?" Here is an extraordinary account of life before the Cultural Revolution, and a fascinating insight into one woman's struggle to come to terms with her own identity.

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Esther Cheo Ying was born in Shanghai in 1932. From the age of six she spent her childhood in England but returned to China at 17. In the Chinese People's Liberation Army, then in the New China News Agency, and on Peking Radio, she saw the making of New China, from the inside. Eleven years later she returned to Britain. She is now a retired teacher.

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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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