‘In twenty or thirty years’ time, perhaps, a monument will be raised to the martyrs of Tiananmen Square, innocent harbingers of a more liberal age.’
The Old Silk Route
'If I had charted the most landlocked spot on earth, the arms of my compass would have intersected here, in China's far northwest.'
A Family in Nanjing
'The old people had prepared a banquet for me - an extravagant spread of cold meats and dumplings which we ate with the prestige television blaring, and nobody watching it.'