For the Amusement of Sergeant Huang: The Life of a Western Reporter in China: Politics, Publishing, and Prison

Scott Savitt


For the Amusement of Sergeant Huang: The Life of a Western Reporter in China: Politics, Publishing, and Prison

For the Amusement of Sergeant Huang: The Life of a Western Reporter in China: Politics, Publishing, and Prison

  • Title: For the Amusement of Sergeant Huang: The Life of a Western Reporter in China: Politics, Publishing, and Prison
  • Author: Scott Savitt
  • ISBN: 9781934633960
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover



In 1983, Scott Savitt became one of the first Americans in over half a century to live in China with a Chinese family He did so illegally, setting the tone for the life he was to lead in Beijing over the next two decades As the youngest correspondent in China for the Los Angeles Times bureau, Savitt began writing subversive journalism that was subtle enough not to provokIn 1983, Scott Savitt became one of the first Americans in over half a century to live in China with a Chinese family He did so illegally, setting the tone for the life he was to lead in Beijing over the next two decades As the youngest correspondent in China for the Los Angeles Times bureau, Savitt began writing subversive journalism that was subtle enough not to provoke the authorities He gained unprecedented access to artists, politicians, and other dissidents who shaped the protests that ultimately erupted at Tiananmen Square In the aftermath, Savitt launched China s first independent English language newspaper a triumphant publication that led to his own imprisonment Through a combination of circumstance, cunning, and recklessness, Savitt managed to live through experiences that revealed China to him For the Amusement of Sergeant Huang is both his love letter and a mordant critique of the country that possessed him.


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