Xue Xinran was born in 1958 in Beijing, and grew up during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. In 1989 she founded a radio program, for Henan radio station, that told stories of real Chinese women who lived during the revolution. “Words on the night breeze” has also become a book: “The good women of China” (2002). Xinran is now a journalist and lives in London, but her story and the ones of the women she interviewed in China keep being an example even for western countries and people.

Listen to her story here!