Lijia Zhang: podcast review
Lijia Zhang taught herself English in the 1980s, while greasing machine parts at a Chinese intercontinental missile factory. Now based in London, Lijia has written novels and a memoir about her remarkable life story. She is a frequent commentator and lecturer on contemporary China. Here’s what she thought of Series 3 of our podcast The Truth Lies in Bedtime Stories, from See Through News.
As a Chinese who grew up in the mainland, I only had a vague idea about Dachen Island, an island group offshore of Taiwan. I certainly had no idea about what happened to it or its residents in 1955.
I listened to this podcast series with great interest at a time when Taiwan has become a news hotspot, in the wake of American Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit. I got hooked straight away.
To start with, it is a wonderful human story, vividly told. Also, it gives listeners a great deal of valuable information about Taiwan.
What makes this podcast series stand out is its first class story-telling. Once you begin, you’ll just have to keep listening to the end.
I can’t recommend it any higher.