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Beijing Bastard - Into the Wilds of a Changing China

Val Wang

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Description:

Raised in a strict Chinese-American household, Val Wang dutifully got good grades, took piano lessons, and performed in a Chinese dance troupe-until she shaved her head and became a leftist. But Val's true mutiny was when she moved to China, the land her parents had fled. In 1998, Val arrives in Beijing expecting to find freedom . . . but she finds her traditional relatives instead. She discovers a city rebelling against its roots, struggling to find a new, modern identity like her. A thriving avant-garde subculture makes art out of the chaos in Beijing's gritty outskirts. Brilliantly observed and winningly told, Beijing Bastard is a compelling story of a young woman finding her place in the world and of China, as its ancient past gives way to a dazzling but uncertain future.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Woo Zeller

Length:

10h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:37