Born to illiterate peasants, Aisling Juanjuan Shen was the first in her village to go to college. Assigned to a low-paying government job, she left for southern China to find success. Her story embodies the changes in China in recent decades.
About the Author
Aisling Juanjuan Shen worked as a teacher, saleswoman, and translator in China before immigrating to the United States in 2000. In 2005 she graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College. She currently works for an investment management firm in Boston.
“Riveting. . . . All readers interested in China, as well as fans of memoirs . . . must read this astonishing title.”—Library Journal, starred review
“Unflinching, unapologetic. . . . Vivid.”—Publishers Weekly