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Confucius Institute Talk: China in Drag - Travels with a Cross-dresser

06 Feb 2019

The BBC's Asia/Pacific editor Michael Bristow will talk about his eight-year stay in Beijing and why he decided to write about the country’s modern history

China In Drag

To assist him he asked for the help of his language teacher, who was born just two years after the communist party came to power in 1949. The changing fortunes of his life have mirrored the ups and downs of his country, which has moved from communist poverty to capitalist wealth in just a single generation. It came as a surprise though, to learn that the teacher was also a cross-dresser. Michael gradually realised that the teacher’s story is the story of modern China.

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