Weijian Shan bareback on a horse in the Gobi Desert, circa 1970. Photo: courtesy of Weijian Shan

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

  • Weijian Shan was banished to the Gobi Desert during China’s Cultural Revolution, spending his time digging canals and harvesting reeds
  • His new memoir, Out of the Gobi, reveals how he went on to get his PhD in the US and manage billions of dollars in private equity
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Weijian Shan bareback on a horse in the Gobi Desert, circa 1970. Photo: courtesy of Weijian Shan
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