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Nicole Mones published last year her latest book Night in Shanghai. The novel is very interesting adventure that is taking place in the Asian city. Our next guest is a cultural ambassador of China. Her non-fiction articles appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Are you ready for the next cool interview with another inspiring author?


– Nicole, your last book Night in Shanghai was accepted very well by the readers. How did you decide to write the story?
– The last hundred years of Chinese history have always enthralled me, maybe because as someone who started doing business in China at the close of the Cultural Revolution, I’ve been able to observe China’s present stage of modernization pretty much from the start. I feel that the struggle to modernize–personally, socially, economically, in terms of governance–has been the story not just of the current era, but of the whole last century in China. Shanghai has always been at the forefront of this modernization, and I wanted an original and different story that would bring it to life. When I stumbled on accounts of American jazz musicians who had been recruited to Shanghai during the 1930s, I knew I had found it.
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