The Sound of Ripples
About the Book
It’s the late 1980s, the Chinese economic reform is in full swing. The newest province, Hainan, has just been formed. It is granted status as the largest special economic zone by the central government, attracting many young and ambitious graduates to pursue their dreams of a better life. Twenty-seven-year-old Liao Yi Ling takes a two-week holiday in Haikou, the tropical coastal capital of Hainan, to see what life can offer. Her life then is overtaken by a series of twists, both emotional and professional. She is at the peak of her career in PR at the multinational group beginning to develop a major economic zone in South China when the Tiananmen Square event takes place, resulting in economic sanction by the West. How will these grim times directly affect her world? Will she remain in the country that she loves?
About the Author
Alice Nash grew up in Sichuan, China. She earned a degree in literature and administration management from the Chinese Open University in 1987. She came to London in 1990 and gained a master’s in diplomatic studies at University of Westminster in 1994. As a first-generation immigrant to England from China, she wants to tell her children and descendants why their family immigrated. She also wants to let her son, who was born in London, know that there is a deep connection between him and China, to show him the greatness of his mother’s homeland, and to make him fully aware of his Chinese heritage.