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An Interview with Michael Meyer
Michael Meyer, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing, discusses his latest book In Manchuria. Working in the groove of many great travel writers, Meyer blends narrative nonfiction, memoir and reportage for an honest look at rural Northeast China (Dongbei, formerly known as Manchuria). Traveling by train and bus across the region in search of its history, which has been largely erased due to the Cultural Revolution, he gives voice to a phenomenon that is sweeping China as villages shift from commune to company town. Meyer has written previously on China in