OUTLINES of a series of projected essays that takes us from Liverpool Chinatown to Beijing's Tiananmen and beyond. Gregory Lee recounts how his childhood sorties with his Chinese grandfather were to fix him on a path of discovery of the Chinese world. Through tales of a small boy swinging his legs off a bench in a Chinatown masonic lodge, waiting for his grandfather while clutching a savoury Cantonese bun, to being tailed by Beijing's secret police while translating Seamus Heaney with Chinese poet Bei Dao, Lee talks us across his six decades of watching, listening to, and narrating China.
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|Published - 2021