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Book Launch of Golden Childhood: Magical Memories of Rural China in the 1990s

Finished Sat, Nov 11, 2023 , 4-6pm
Boxing Cat Brewery (Sinan Mansions)
Sinan Mansions, 519 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu
150rmb includes a drink


Born in 1986 in Shandong province, Shen Yang is the author of More Than One Child, where she recounts her turbulent upbringing during the One Child Policy era, handed over to relatives and forced to live in the shadows of society under someone else's identity. And yet, her troubled childhood had many happy — golden — moments. If More Than One Child serves as a farewell to both her childhood and an era, Shen Yang's debut illustration book, Golden Childhood, is a vibrant celebration of her fondest memories in rural 1990s China. With 19 standalone chapters and colorful Jinshan folk paintings, Golden Childhood shows the lighter side of growing up in the shadows. In this talk, Shen Yang will share some of these memories and beautiful illustrations and reflect on a childhood that is now worlds away.

This event is organized by RAS China and China Crossroads.

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