Leslie T. Chang

Leslie T. Chang

Author profile




About this author

Leslie T. Chang lived in China for a decade as a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, specializing in stories that explored how socioeconomic change is transforming institutions and individuals. She has also written for National Geographic. Factory Girls is her first book.

A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in American History and Literature, Chang has also worked as a journalist in the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She was raised outside New York City by immigrant parents who forced her to attend Saturday-morning Chinese school, for which she is now grateful.

She is married to Peter Hessler, who also writes about China. She lives in Colorado.

Average rating: 3.85 · 3,526 ratings · 593 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Factory Girls: From Village...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 3,453 ratings — published 2008 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Beyond the Narrow Gate
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Things That No Longer Delig...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2010
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“The past has been there all along, reminding us: This time--maybe, hopefully, against all odds, we will get it right.”
Leslie T. Chang

“A person cannot grow up through happiness. Happiness makes a person shallow. It is only through suffering that we grow up, transform, and come to a better understanding of life.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

“The binders hinted at the reasons past relationships had gone sour. SEEKING A 28- TO 34-YEAR-OLD WITH AN OPEN PERSONALITY WHO DOESN'T GAMBLE. SEEKING A CULTIVATED PERSON NOT ADDICTED TO WINE AND WOMEN. An occasional brave soul would throw caution to the winds: SEEKING A 35- TO 45-YEAR-OLD. THE REST IS UP TO DESTINY.”
Leslie T. Chang, Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Challenge: 50 Books: Qixochitl's 50 books. 28 116 Nov 26, 2010 10:20AM  
Similar books. 21 231 Dec 16, 2012 02:21PM  
CBC Books: Book Title Jumble 472 164 May 02, 2013 12:22PM  
Around the World ...: Taiwan 10 172 Feb 02, 2014 11:25AM  
Classics for Begi...: The Title Game 1491 363 Apr 12, 2014 04:13PM  
Around the World ...: China 40 342 Apr 17, 2014 02:19AM  
Aussie Readers: * What Are You Currently Reading? (doesn't have to be an Aussie book) 9631 1685 8 hours, 5 min ago  

Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Leslie to Goodreads.