For eight groundbreaking
years, Xinran presented a nightly radio
programme in China called Words on the
Night Breeze, during which she invited
women to call in and talk about themselves.
Her first book, The Good Women of China,
is the story of how she reached out to women
across the country, despite the restrictions
imposed on Chinese journalists. She reveals
stories of inconceivable suffering; forced
marriages, sexual abuse, repression...Yet
above all her stories reveal how love
survives; that despite cruelty, despite
politics, the female urge to nurture and
cherish remains - Sky Burial is a
novelization of one of the stories she was
Xinran says "Chinese women had always ...
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