A Modern China Through One Family’s Eyes

Scott Tong’s parents fled communist China six decades ago for a new life in the United States. And when Tong was sent to Shanghai to open the “Marketplace” China bureau, it offered him a chance to learn more about what – and who – his parents left behind. Tong joins us to talk about the country’s modernization through the eyes of family members who experienced it, which he writes about in “A Village With My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World” (University of Chicago Press).