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"20 Years in a Labor Camp for 'Practicing Capitalism'"



(p. 23) "Just talk to any Chinese who lived through that time," a middle-aged man whose father spent nearly 20 years in a labor camp for "practicing capitalism" tells the radio reporter Rob Schmitz, in "Street of Eternal Happiness," his new book about some of the ordinary people he encounters in his Shanghai neighborhood. "We all have the same stories."


For the full review, see:

ADAM ROSE. "'Shanghai Confidential." The New York Times Book Review (Sun., MAY 15, 2016): 23.

(Note: the online version of the review has the date MAY 13, 2016, and has the title "'Street of Eternal Happiness,' by Rob Schmitz'.")


The book under review, is:

Schmitz, Rob. Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road. New York: Crown, 2016.






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