I Chose China by Sidney Shapiro
The Metamorphosis of a Country and a Man

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The memoir of a Jewish Brooklynite who in 1947 went to China for a visit and wound up becoming a Chinese citizen. Shapiro remains proud of the Chinese revolution and the people but does criticize events such as the Cultural Revolution (during which his wife was placed under house arrest for four years) and the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Originally published in 1997 as . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published January 1, 2000 by Hippocrene Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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""I have tried in these pages to tell something of what it is like to be a particle in the centrifuge that created one of the most momentous changes in Chinese history,"" writes Shapiro, a Jewish lawyer from New York, and a contemporary of the Westerners such as Edgar Snow (author the classic Red...

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