Author Ha Jin. It’s foolish to imagine the country as a mystical figure, a generous mother that has raised all the Chinese,” says a character in his new book, The Boat Rocker

Chinese author Ha Jin reflects on nationalism, Tiananmen Square and his latest novel The Boat Rocker

Ha Jin was a student in Boston when the Tiananmen crackdown happened, and knew almost immediately that he couldn’t return. Instead he made a life for himself as a writer and academic in the US

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Author Ha Jin. It’s foolish to imagine the country as a mystical figure, a generous mother that has raised all the Chinese,” says a character in his new book, The Boat Rocker
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