Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America PDF/EPUB


Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America Foreword by Janet YellenWeijian Shan s Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in AmericaShan, a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia s best known financiers, is thoughtful, observant, eloquent, and brutally honest, making him well positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China, and of how, improbably, that life became intertwined with America Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all oddsShan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong s Cultural Revolution tore his country apart He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao s policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China s history Exiled to the Gobi Desert at ageand denied schooling foryears, he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education Shan s improbable journey, from the Gobi to the People s Republic of Berkeley and far beyond, is a uniquely American success story told with a splash of humor, deep insight and rich and engaging detailThis powerful and personal perspective on China and America will inform Americans view of China, humanizing the country, while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dreamSays former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen Shan s life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together, even by happenstance It is not only Shan s personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven, and so representative of the true sprits of both countries [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk one with the potential to re shape how Americans view China ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – 9facts.co.uk and how the Chinese view life in AmericaShan [Read] ➮ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – 9facts.co.uk a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia s best known financiers [KINDLE] ❅ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope – 9facts.co.uk is thoughtful ❰PDF❯ ✓ The Customer-Funded Business Author John W. Mullins – 9facts.co.uk observant [PDF] ⚣ The Affair ✯ Emma Kavanagh – 9facts.co.uk eloquent ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Summer People & The Little House By Shirley Jackson ✩ – 9facts.co.uk and brutally honest ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor ❤ – 9facts.co.uk making him well positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China ❮KINDLE❯ ➜ Dr. Simon Forman ❤ Author Judith Cook – 9facts.co.uk and of how ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Susannah (Sunfire, Author Candice Ransom – 9facts.co.uk improbably [Reading] ➹ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars ➯ David Sutton – 9facts.co.uk that life became intertwined with America Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all oddsShan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong s Cultural Revolution tore his country apart He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao s policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China s history Exiled to the Gobi Desert at ageand denied schooling foryears [EPUB] ✹ The Folded Earth: A Novel Auteur Anuradha Roy – 9facts.co.uk he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education Shan s improbable journey ➲ Charity Girl Read ➺ Author Georgette Heyer – 9facts.co.uk from the Gobi to the People s Republic of Berkeley and far beyond ❰Ebook❯ ➠ Confession (Daniel Jacquot, Author Martin O& – 9facts.co.uk is a uniquely American success story told with a splash of humor ➩ Sisters of Treason (The Tudor Trilogy, Ebook ➯ Author Elizabeth Fremantle – 9facts.co.uk deep insight and rich and engaging detailThis powerful and personal perspective on China and America will inform Americans view of China [Reading] ➽ Sisters of Treason ➳ Elizabeth Fremantle – 9facts.co.uk humanizing the country [Reading] ➿ Murder on the Thirty-first Floor By Per Wahlöö – 9facts.co.uk while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dreamSays former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen Shan s life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together ❰KINDLE❯ ✽ Union, Travail, Justice Author Jonathan Edelstein – 9facts.co.uk even by happenstance It is not only Shan s personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven [Download] ➽ Madame de Pompadour ➽ Nancy Mitford – 9facts.co.uk and so representative of the true sprits of both countries Weijian Shan, head of a private equity firm and contributor to Bloomberg, has written one of the most detailed memoirs of the years of the Cultural Revolution Born in 1954, he was a young child during the famine conditions of the Great Leap Forward and saw scenes of struggle sessions and urban violence in Beijing in the late 1960s As a young man, he was sent, along with millions of other urban youth, to the countryside ostensibly as part of an initiative to learn peasant ideals and perform f Weijian Shan, head of a private equity firm and contributor to Bloomberg, has written one of the most detailed memoirs of the years of the Cultural Revolution Born in 1954, he was a young child during the famine conditions of the Great Leap Forward and saw scenes of struggle sessions and urban violence in Beijing in the late 1960s As a young man, he was sent, along with millions of other urban youth, to the countryside ostensibly as part of an initiative to learn peasant ideals and perform farm work and hard labor in the countryside Shan recounts all this in particular detail the harsh conditions, the rationed food, the unmanaged futility of their ignorant labor They never producedfood than they were rationed out Their bosses were at times ignorant, others were cruel one moving chapter is about one party leader who forced himself to many of the women of his unit Each chapter is prefaced by a summary of the arbitrary political events that happened at the same time Shan is a pragmatic narrator he describes things without excessive sentimentality and as they are The ending chapters see Shan start school in Beijing, where he learns English He then moves to the United States, where he has a successful career in finance and academia His life story is remarkable, and his eye for detail makes this account all thevaluable Although this autobiography had some interest especially the period in the 1960 s the author spent in back breakingly hard labor in the extreme climate of the Gobi it didn t not sustain this interest when he relocated to the US to study and subsequently enter academia as a faculty member The fascination the unimaginable cultural revolution holds for westerners and the interesting Chinese characters Weijian worked with were lost when the story moved to a western environment that is all too f Although this autobiography had some interest especially the period in the 1960 s the author spent in back breakingly hard labor in the extreme climate of the Gobi it didn t not sustain this interest when he relocated to the US to study and subsequently enter academia as a faculty member The fascination the unimaginable cultural revolution holds for westerners and the interesting Chinese characters Weijian worked with were lost when the story moved to a western environment that is all too familiar to us involving personalities that sound very much like people we know ourselves Having said that, I do admire Weijian s success he is obviously exceptionally intelligent, highly motivated and a very hard worker and has earned his considerable achievements.It is hard, however, not to compare this book to a similarly themed one, Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong in which a young Chinese teenager was also sent to Mongolia in the 1960 s In this book, the interaction between wolves, humans and the environment, all set against the encroachment of the Han to disrupt the centuries old synergy, has a breadth and depth that is lacking in Weijian s book This is not to say it is not worth reading It is but not if you are looking for something riveting This is a book about Shan Weijian s one of the most reputable investors in Asia market In this book, he has provided us a first hand detailed account on how cultural revolution unfolded in China and his later journey in the US It was probably one of the most unfortunate event in the history of China Chairman Mao Zedong s directive has made tens of millions of aspiring Young Chinese teens went to the remote rural China and wasted their formative years doing useless farm works During 7 years t This is a book about Shan Weijian s one of the most reputable investors in Asia market In this book, he has provided us a first hand detailed account on how cultural revolution unfolded in China and his later journey in the US It was probably one of the most unfortunate event in the history of China Chairman Mao Zedong s directive has made tens of millions of aspiring Young Chinese teens went to the remote rural China and wasted their formative years doing useless farm works During 7 years time in Gobi, Shan was digging canals and air raid shelter and growing potatoes Their poor knowledge of agriculture and construction had made all these activities a waste of time and the entire generation missed the opportunity to receive proper education I grew up in China in the 90s and I learnt about cultural revolution in my history book however it is through Shan s book that I really understand the devastating impact of the Culture revolution on the entire generation of his age I hope China will not experience this or anything similar again Out of the Gobi is a story of a young man overcoming incredible obstacles to eventually become one of Asia s best known financiers During Mao Zedong s Cultural Revolution, a young Shan is sent to the Gobi desert, ostensibly in an effort to bring educated city youth to rural areas to enlighten them Shan leaves school at the end of elementary school and is sent to the Gobi desert and put to work in hard manual labor He spends his time digging up potatoes, digging irrigation ditches by hand, m Out of the Gobi is a story of a young man overcoming incredible obstacles to eventually become one of Asia s best known financiers During Mao Zedong s Cultural Revolution, a young Shan is sent to the Gobi desert, ostensibly in an effort to bring educated city youth to rural areas to enlighten them Shan leaves school at the end of elementary school and is sent to the Gobi desert and put to work in hard manual labor He spends his time digging up potatoes, digging irrigation ditches by hand, making bricks, battling a frozen lake, becoming a barefoot doctor rural doctor practicing primitive medicine, all the while reading everything he could find in order to continue to educate himself since schools were shut down at the time After it became apparent to just about everyone that Mao s Cultural Revolution was a dismal failure, Shan returned to his home city of Beijing and eventually later becomes one of the first Chinese students to travel to the US in the early 1980s after China and the US agreed to be trading partners I wasn t aware of this but apparently there is a US law requiring that citizens of any country we trade with must also be allowed to emigrate to the US if they choose to do so Up until this point, the Chinese people were not allowed to leave China Deng Xiaping, who was fully in control of China in 1980, recognized the value of allowing young Chinese students to study in the US He supported the effort to adoptopen market policies and reciprocal trade Over time, Shan goes from digging potatoes to studying at UC Berkeley where he earns a doctorate He later becomes a professor at the Wharton School of Business and is now a very wealthy businessman This is truly an incredible story

    [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk one with the potential to re shape how Americans view China ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – 9facts.co.uk and how the Chinese view life in AmericaShan [Read] ➮ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – 9facts.co.uk a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia s best known financiers [KINDLE] ❅ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope – 9facts.co.uk is thoughtful ❰PDF❯ ✓ The Customer-Funded Business Author John W. Mullins – 9facts.co.uk observant [PDF] ⚣ The Affair ✯ Emma Kavanagh – 9facts.co.uk eloquent ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Summer People & The Little House By Shirley Jackson ✩ – 9facts.co.uk and brutally honest ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Beautiful Creatures By Lulu Taylor ❤ – 9facts.co.uk making him well positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China ❮KINDLE❯ ➜ Dr. Simon Forman ❤ Author Judith Cook – 9facts.co.uk and of how ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ Susannah (Sunfire, Author Candice Ransom – 9facts.co.uk improbably [Reading] ➹ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars ➯ David Sutton – 9facts.co.uk that life became intertwined with America Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all oddsShan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong s Cultural Revolution tore his country apart He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao s policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China s history Exiled to the Gobi Desert at ageand denied schooling foryears [EPUB] ✹ The Folded Earth: A Novel Auteur Anuradha Roy – 9facts.co.uk he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education Shan s improbable journey ➲ Charity Girl Read ➺ Author Georgette Heyer – 9facts.co.uk from the Gobi to the People s Republic of Berkeley and far beyond ❰Ebook❯ ➠ Confession (Daniel Jacquot, Author Martin O& – 9facts.co.uk is a uniquely American success story told with a splash of humor ➩ Sisters of Treason (The Tudor Trilogy, Ebook ➯ Author Elizabeth Fremantle – 9facts.co.uk deep insight and rich and engaging detailThis powerful and personal perspective on China and America will inform Americans view of China [Reading] ➽ Sisters of Treason ➳ Elizabeth Fremantle – 9facts.co.uk humanizing the country [Reading] ➿ Murder on the Thirty-first Floor By Per Wahlöö – 9facts.co.uk while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dreamSays former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen Shan s life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together ❰KINDLE❯ ✽ Union, Travail, Justice Author Jonathan Edelstein – 9facts.co.uk even by happenstance It is not only Shan s personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven [Download] ➽ Madame de Pompadour ➽ Nancy Mitford – 9facts.co.uk and so representative of the true sprits of both countries Weijian Shan, head of a private equity firm and contributor to Bloomberg, has written one of the most detailed memoirs of the years of the Cultural Revolution Born in 1954, he was a young child during the famine conditions of the Great Leap Forward and saw scenes of struggle sessions and urban violence in Beijing in the late 1960s As a young man, he was sent, along with millions of other urban youth, to the countryside ostensibly as part of an initiative to learn peasant ideals and perform f Weijian Shan, head of a private equity firm and contributor to Bloomberg, has written one of the most detailed memoirs of the years of the Cultural Revolution Born in 1954, he was a young child during the famine conditions of the Great Leap Forward and saw scenes of struggle sessions and urban violence in Beijing in the late 1960s As a young man, he was sent, along with millions of other urban youth, to the countryside ostensibly as part of an initiative to learn peasant ideals and perform farm work and hard labor in the countryside Shan recounts all this in particular detail the harsh conditions, the rationed food, the unmanaged futility of their ignorant labor They never producedfood than they were rationed out Their bosses were at times ignorant, others were cruel one moving chapter is about one party leader who forced himself to many of the women of his unit Each chapter is prefaced by a summary of the arbitrary political events that happened at the same time Shan is a pragmatic narrator he describes things without excessive sentimentality and as they are The ending chapters see Shan start school in Beijing, where he learns English He then moves to the United States, where he has a successful career in finance and academia His life story is remarkable, and his eye for detail makes this account all thevaluable Although this autobiography had some interest especially the period in the 1960 s the author spent in back breakingly hard labor in the extreme climate of the Gobi it didn t not sustain this interest when he relocated to the US to study and subsequently enter academia as a faculty member The fascination the unimaginable cultural revolution holds for westerners and the interesting Chinese characters Weijian worked with were lost when the story moved to a western environment that is all too f Although this autobiography had some interest especially the period in the 1960 s the author spent in back breakingly hard labor in the extreme climate of the Gobi it didn t not sustain this interest when he relocated to the US to study and subsequently enter academia as a faculty member The fascination the unimaginable cultural revolution holds for westerners and the interesting Chinese characters Weijian worked with were lost when the story moved to a western environment that is all too familiar to us involving personalities that sound very much like people we know ourselves Having said that, I do admire Weijian s success he is obviously exceptionally intelligent, highly motivated and a very hard worker and has earned his considerable achievements.It is hard, however, not to compare this book to a similarly themed one, Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong in which a young Chinese teenager was also sent to Mongolia in the 1960 s In this book, the interaction between wolves, humans and the environment, all set against the encroachment of the Han to disrupt the centuries old synergy, has a breadth and depth that is lacking in Weijian s book This is not to say it is not worth reading It is but not if you are looking for something riveting This is a book about Shan Weijian s one of the most reputable investors in Asia market In this book, he has provided us a first hand detailed account on how cultural revolution unfolded in China and his later journey in the US It was probably one of the most unfortunate event in the history of China Chairman Mao Zedong s directive has made tens of millions of aspiring Young Chinese teens went to the remote rural China and wasted their formative years doing useless farm works During 7 years t This is a book about Shan Weijian s one of the most reputable investors in Asia market In this book, he has provided us a first hand detailed account on how cultural revolution unfolded in China and his later journey in the US It was probably one of the most unfortunate event in the history of China Chairman Mao Zedong s directive has made tens of millions of aspiring Young Chinese teens went to the remote rural China and wasted their formative years doing useless farm works During 7 years time in Gobi, Shan was digging canals and air raid shelter and growing potatoes Their poor knowledge of agriculture and construction had made all these activities a waste of time and the entire generation missed the opportunity to receive proper education I grew up in China in the 90s and I learnt about cultural revolution in my history book however it is through Shan s book that I really understand the devastating impact of the Culture revolution on the entire generation of his age I hope China will not experience this or anything similar again Out of the Gobi is a story of a young man overcoming incredible obstacles to eventually become one of Asia s best known financiers During Mao Zedong s Cultural Revolution, a young Shan is sent to the Gobi desert, ostensibly in an effort to bring educated city youth to rural areas to enlighten them Shan leaves school at the end of elementary school and is sent to the Gobi desert and put to work in hard manual labor He spends his time digging up potatoes, digging irrigation ditches by hand, m Out of the Gobi is a story of a young man overcoming incredible obstacles to eventually become one of Asia s best known financiers During Mao Zedong s Cultural Revolution, a young Shan is sent to the Gobi desert, ostensibly in an effort to bring educated city youth to rural areas to enlighten them Shan leaves school at the end of elementary school and is sent to the Gobi desert and put to work in hard manual labor He spends his time digging up potatoes, digging irrigation ditches by hand, making bricks, battling a frozen lake, becoming a barefoot doctor rural doctor practicing primitive medicine, all the while reading everything he could find in order to continue to educate himself since schools were shut down at the time After it became apparent to just about everyone that Mao s Cultural Revolution was a dismal failure, Shan returned to his home city of Beijing and eventually later becomes one of the first Chinese students to travel to the US in the early 1980s after China and the US agreed to be trading partners I wasn t aware of this but apparently there is a US law requiring that citizens of any country we trade with must also be allowed to emigrate to the US if they choose to do so Up until this point, the Chinese people were not allowed to leave China Deng Xiaping, who was fully in control of China in 1980, recognized the value of allowing young Chinese students to study in the US He supported the effort to adoptopen market policies and reciprocal trade Over time, Shan goes from digging potatoes to studying at UC Berkeley where he earns a doctorate He later becomes a professor at the Wharton School of Business and is now a very wealthy businessman This is truly an incredible story"/>
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  • 496 pages
  • Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America
  • Weijian Shan
  • 19 April 2017
  • 1119529565

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