August 2011
Summary:1. China's Scientist on the Manhattan Project
2. America's Bestsellers
3. The '70s Generation

[Books and Portraits]

Qian Xuesen and His Era

By Su Xiaohe (苏小和)
Page 3-6
Original Text:

Qian Xuesen (钱学森), who died in 2009 aged 97, established China's missle and space program. This profile describes his research career in the United States, where he was part of the Manhattan Project, and his subsequent return to China as his father approached death. It shows how Qian was caught in political conflict between the two countries, and how he might otherwise have achieved so much more.


America's Summer Reading

By Hou Siming(侯思铭)
Page 7-9
Original Text:[Chinese

This article introduces American Bestseller List for summer 2011, and comments on four books: Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts; Smokin’s Seventeen by Janet Evanovich, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen.


Waiting For a Golden Age

By Tan Xufeng (谭旭峰)

Page 14-23

Original Text: [Chinese

 This article introduces three Chinese novels, and interviews their authors all of whom were born in the 1970s. “They saw their hometowns destroyed by the market economy, industrial decline and urban shifts, and they sought escape in big cities”. Their four books are The Late Silent by Li Haipeng, With You Were Here by Lu Nei, The Bird Saw Me by A Yi.

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