Paul Eckert: Childhood hardships inspire Chinese activist

2005-02-10T164336Z 01 Dob059543 Rtrukop 1 Picture0 From Reuters:

At 14, Zhang Ye furtively learned her ABCs while herding sheep in frigid Inner Mongolia during China’s Cultural Revolution, a humble start on her path to a masters degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

Now 50, Zhang is country director for the Asia Foundation in China, where her suffering under communism run amok inspires her work helping vulnerable female migrant workers survive the upheaval of China’s head spinning capitalist revolution.

February 10, 2005 11:46 AM
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