Author(s): Mark Kitto
A charming true story of a witty and eccentric Sinophile Englishman and his Chinese tree-change.
In booming Shanghai in the 1990s, Mark Kitto hits the big time. As a publisher, he creates the most successful English language magazines in China. But on the verge of signing a groundbreaking deal, the Communist Party takes over his business. Rejecting the corporate world and the glamour of Shanghai, Mark persuades his urbane Chinese wife to retreat to Moganshan, a beautiful and isolated mountain village once favoured by foreigners in the early 1900s as a summer retreat. First published 2009.