The veteran newsman says that back in the 1980s, if someone had predicted China's historic economic boom, he would have told the person, "I don't think you know Asia very well, or perhaps you're smoking something very expensive."
In this excerpt from a new anthology co-edited by Angilee Shah and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, researching a family tragedy brings back memories of the Cultural Revolution. Book event at Asia Society New York on Monday, September 17.
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