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In his scathingly funny book The Boat Rocker, Ha Jin, a former People’s Liberation Army soldier who emigrated to the US, draws on his knowledge of both cultures. He tells the story of a Chinese expat reporter determined to expose his ex-wife’s corrupt dealings with the Communist regime. The Washington Post called it ‘one of the most unsettling books about the moral dimensions of modern journalism’. Ha talks to ABC RN’s Kate Evans about rocking the boat in real life.

Supported by Macquarie University.

Kate Evans (Australian)

Kate Evans

Kate Evans presents The Bookshelf on ABC Radio National (with Cassie McCullagh). She has a PhD in history, a lot of books and regrets neither.