Lijia Zhang is a factory-worker-turned writer, journalist, social commentator, and speaker. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including The Guardian, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She is the co-author of China Remembers, an oral history of the People’s Republic of China. Her critically acclaimed memoir Socialism Is Great!, about her decade-long factory experience, has been translated into numerous languages. Her first novel Lotus, about prostitution in contemporary China, will be published next year. She lives in Beijing with her two daughters.
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