Meihong Xu joined the People's Liberation Army when she was seventeen. She now lives in the US. Larry Engelmann is the author of four previous books published in America.
Closer to Jung Chang's groundbreaking Wild Swans than many other memoirs, Daughter of China adds to the small number of Chinese memoirs that are really worth reading. - Literary ReviewI love this book ... Here is a story that should be sung as well as read. I will never forget it. - Yan GelingFrom the first riveting, provocative pages, Daughter of China held me spellbound ... A must-read for anyone with even a passing curiosity about the inner workings of Communist China. - Aimee LiuIf Meihong Xu's story weren't true, a Hollywood scriptwriter would have invented it. - The Times