Kanye West and his mother, Donda West, attend a book signing for Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar in 2007. They spent a year in Nanjing in 1987. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

Bicycles, breakdance and a pair of gloves: locals recall Kanye West’s year in China

  • Article about the American rapper’s time in Nanjing as a 10-year-old gets people talking on social media
  • Post based on book by musician’s mother, Donda West, who taught English at Nanjing University
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Kanye West and his mother, Donda West, attend a book signing for Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar in 2007. They spent a year in Nanjing in 1987. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
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William Zheng

William Zheng

William Zheng is a veteran journalist who has served and led major Hong Kong and Singaporean media organisations in his 20-year career, covering greater China. He is now a news editor on the China desk at the South China Morning Post.