“Get Lit After Work”—Val Wang Reads Beijing Bastard

THU, AUG 4, 2016 (00:00)

The Boston Literary District welcomes Val Wang for the fourth installment of “Get Lit After Work,” a pop-up literary biergarten in front of the Cheers bar in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Val Wang will discuss and share excerpts from her memoir,Bejing Bastard: Coming of Age in a Changing China.

Raised in a strict Chinese-American household in the suburbs, Val Wang dutifully got good grades, took piano lessons, and performed in a Chinese dance troupe—until she shaved her head and became a leftist, the stuff of many teenage rebellions. But Val’s true mutiny was when she moved to China, the land her parents had fled before the Communist takeover in 1949.

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