Writing China from different angles

Chinese writers Jung Chang and Lijia Zhang view today’s China through unique lenses. Beyond her famed family chronicle Wild Swans, Chang has written controversial biographies of Mao Zedong and Dowager Empress Cixi and plans to complete this making of modern China trilogy next year with a volume on the early 20th century republican revolutionaries.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes, editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.