Lijia Zhang is a factory-worker turned writer, journalist and talk-show host. Her articles have appeared in many international publications, including South China Morning Post, Japan Times, The Observer, Newsweek, Asian Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
She is the co-author of China Remembers. Her memoir “Socialism Is Great!” about her decade-long experience working at a rocket factory in Nanjing in the ’80s, was first published in the US in 2008 and has been translated into numerous languages. She is a regular speaker on BBC, Channel 4, CNN and National Public Radio in America. She is a recipient of the prestigious International Writers’ Program at University of Iowa in 2009.