Jan Wong

Jan Wong

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Montreal, Canada


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Jan Wong was the much-acclaimed Beijing correspondent for The Globe and Mail from 1988 to 1994. She is a graduate of McGill University, Beijing University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is the recipient of a (US) George Polk Award, the New England Women’s Press Association Newswoman of the Year Award, the (Canadian) National Newspaper Award and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Silver Medal, among other honours for her reporting. Wong has also written for The New York Times, The Gazette in Montreal, The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal.

Her first book, Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now, was named one of Time magazine’s top ten books of 1996 and remains banned in China. It has been translat

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Red China Blues: My Long Ma...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,341 ratings — published 1996 — 15 editions
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Beijing Confidential: A Tal...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 418 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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Out of the Blue
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Jan Wong's China: Reports F...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Lunch With
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Chinese Whispers: Searching...
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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“…depressive realism. Depression is not the near death experience described by so many, [Kayla Dunn] suggests, but a rebirth in which the new psyche has removed self-delusion. Compared with so-called healthy individuals, depressives are more realistic in their worldview.”
Jan Wong, Out of the Blue

“Living in China has made me appreciate my own country, with its tiny, ethnically diverse population of unassuming donut-eaters.”
Jan Wong, Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now

“As the past disappears, I keep getting lost.”
Jan Wong

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