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Please join us on 11 July for an online discussion of Betwixt and Between: A Memoir of New China by Margaret Sun

Book Description (from

Margaret Sun was born in Shanghai in 1935. In 1956, she volunteered to go to work in China's region of Xinjiang, and she witnessed China's changes from the communist takeover at the most basic levels of society. Margaret tells of how she sold cigarettes on the streets of Old Shanghai, of the bitter life in the most isolated parts of China in the late 1950s, of the Cultural Revolution and other campaigns, and then the shift towards normalcy at the end of the 1970s. Her story is an evocative and highly-readable account of how the huge events in China's modern history impacted on ordinary people.

Please note that this is a book discussion. The author of the book will not be present.