Traveller Without a Map
"Traveller Without a Map" is a fascinating memoir by one of China's finest writers. Follow the life of Hsiao Ch'ien, who participated in demonstrations against the government in his early teens and later joined the Communist Youth League. With a talent for English, Hsiao worked as a translator with Edgar Snow and even befriended figures like Bertrand Russell. He became a war correspondent, covering the Potsdam Conference and Nuremburg trials. However, when he returned to China, he faced trouble with the authorities and served 16 years at hard labor. This is a story of perseverance, survival, and the power of the written word.