Wolf Totem

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Book Review of Wolf Totem, by Jiang Rong.

Wolf Totem takes us back to the twilight of one of the toughest such peoples in history: the nomadic Mongols. During Mao’s Cultural Revolution students from politically problematic backgrounds were sent to the countryside to have proper, proletariat values beaten in to them.  Chen, our protagonist, finds himself living in a yurt on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, herding sheep and battling monstrous wolves. Read More