From Mao’s Cultural Revolution to managing billions of dollars: how six years stuck in Gobi Desert shaped one man’s life

//From Mao’s Cultural Revolution to managing billions of dollars: how six years stuck in Gobi Desert shaped one man’s life

From Mao’s Cultural Revolution to managing billions of dollars: how six years stuck in Gobi Desert shaped one man’s life

Constant hunger is what Weijian Shan remembers most about scraping a living in northern China’s Gobi Desert for six years during the Cultural Revolution.He recalls the meagre portions of coarse food he had to eat as a teenager, despite spending his days doing hard labour, such as digging canals, harvesting reeds and making bricks.How Chinese-American found redemption after prison“What I couldn’t get over was the hunger and cold in the afternoon,” he writes in his new memoir, Out of the Gobi: My…

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