Wang Gang on English and the Cultural Revolution

Wang Gang (王刚) author of the novel English (英格力士), a best-selling novel based on the author’s childhood in Urumqi, Xinjiang during the Cultural Revolution talks to Danwei’s Jeremy Goldkorn. Film shot and edited by Patrick Carr of Mandarin Film.

First published in 2004, the book was a surprise bestseller in China. Penguin published an English translation earlier this year which you can buy on Amazon.

Danwei earlier published a review of English by Josh Summers of the Far West China blog.

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