Books by Brook Larmer
Operation Yao Ming
by Brook Larmer
I don’t have any interest in basketball, but the great thing about this story is that it just becomes another way of telling the story of China. By the time Yao Ming was a star for the Houston Rockets, his mother is this sort of innocent, loyal Mommy, in the kitchen in Houston, making her son lovely Chinese food that he can’t get in the States. But when she was growing up, his mother was a Red Guard and was part of the team that toppled the leadership in the Shanghai Sports Association, putting them through horrible struggle sessions.
Interviews where books by Brook Larmer were recommended
The best books on The Chinese Communist Party, recommended by Richard McGregor
Former Beijing bureau chief of the Financial Times shares his insights on the Chinese Communist Party – from the absolute horror at the destruction of Maoist times, to Yao Ming, to political power structures and more