This is a narrative autobiography about Liming JingIs struggle to discover her independence and to fulfill her dreams in the hostile and unforgiving regime of Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward and Ten Years of Madness. The book is illustrated throughout with historic black & white photos.
Liming Jing grew up in a Tibetan valley during the upheaval of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and received her BA and MA during Deng Xiaopingis economic reform. She was an associate professor of English at Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China. Right now she is working as an ESL instructor at Saint Leo University, Florida, USA and freelance translator and interpreter. Regarding herself as a world citizen, Liming Jing has bounced back and forth between China and America to do her bit to make this world a better place. Through her hard work and persistence, her childhood dreams of becoming a writer and translator have come true. Liming Jing has written and translated ten books. Some of her translations are Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The First Circle, Milan Kundera's Life Is Elsewhere and The Joke and Ivan Klima's My Merry Mornings. Her books have been published both in Taiwan and Mainland China. She has received awards for her excellence in teaching English as a second language and for her writings and translations as well. The author may be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com