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Dori Jones Yang, Author of When the Red Gates Opened

On Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm we will host a virtual book lauch for author Dori Jones Yang, When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China’s Reawakening.

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A Riveting Memoir of Cross-Cultural Romance at a Pivotal Moment in History

When China opened its doors in the 1980s, it shocked the world by allowing private enterprise and free markets. As a foreign correspondent for BusinessWeek, Dori Jones Yang was among the first American journalists to cover China under Deng Xiaoping, who dared to defy Maoist doctrine as he rushed to catch up with richer nations. Fluent in Mandarin, she got to know ordinary Chinese people--who were embracing opportunities that had once been unimaginable in China.

This deeply personal story follows her rise from rookie reporter to experienced journalist. Her cross-cultural romance gave her deeper insights into how Deng's reforms led to hopes for better lives. This euphoria--shared by American businesses and Chinese citizens alike--reached its peak in 1989, when peaceful protestors filled Tiananmen Square, demanding democracy. On the ground in Beijing, Dori lived that hope, as well as the despair that followed.

You'll be inspired by this book of empowerment about a young woman from Ohio who pushed aside barriers to become a foreign correspondent and then persevered despite setbacks.

Written in a time when China's rapid rise is setting off fears in Washington, this book offers insight into the daring policies that started it all.

Please join us as we virtually welcome Dori back to Island Books.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8793781190

Passcode: RedGates

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave. SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
When the Red Gates Opened: A Memoir of China's Reawakening Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631527517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - September 22nd, 2020