‘Powered by Wellesley’ by Jin Lan McCann

Jin Lan McCann is a Davis Scholar, class of 2011. She has published a memoir entitled ‘Powered by Wellesley’. Below is a press release from Newswire.

GENOA, Nev., July 26, 2017 (Newswire.com) — A new book from Jin Lan McCann, a new Chinese immigrant to the United States, offers a first-hand perspective on modern Chinese history, censorship, and her non-traditional education at Wellesley College, which turned her into a force for change. “Powered by Wellesley” (ISBN: 978–0998989990) chronicles McCann’s life story through China’s Cultural Revolution, economic reform, and subsequent development. Before immigrating, and without a college education, she built a successful business career and became one of the first group of millionaires in China. However, she spent her wealth saving her ex-boyfriend from a death sentence.

“I was born in Chongqing during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and I’ve spent many years studying modern Chinese social history,” said McCann. “The book unravels how a largely agrarian, peasant economy leapt into the 21st century as a leader in numerous fields. I’m fascinated with China’s integration with the West but also concerned about its impact to the western democracy due to its penetration in every level of western governments and private sectors. The threat is absolutely not illusion.”

McCann also shares her experiences with censorship. Her blog on sina.com, developed over eight years with 100,000 readers, was shut down by the Chinese government in 2012. After these events, she realized that she had never been truly free. “I am a woman who wants to make a difference in the world, and the book shares my passion for fundamental human rights, democracy, and freedom of the press. Wellesley College enabled me to understand and tell the truth. I hope my experiences with both liberty and oppression can be a small window into China’s soul.”

The book unravels how a largely agrarian, peasant economy leapt into the 21st century as a leader in numerous fields. I’m fascinated with China’s integration with the West but also concerned about its impact to the Western democracy due to its penetration in every level of western governments and private sectors. The threat is absolutely not illusion.
Jin Lan, McCann

“Powered by Wellesley” (ISBN: 978–0998989990) is now available as a paperback and a hardback at McCann’s website: www.poweredbywellesley.org; also as an e-book and a paperback on online book stores like amazon.com and Barnes and Nobel. Please check out and follow her at Powered By Wellesley@jinlanmccann on Twitter. A second volume is already underway; publication is expected in the Fall of 2017.

About the Author
Jin Lan McCann is a new immigrant from Chongqing, China. McCann received her B.A. degree in economics from Wellesley College and A.A. degree in general studies from the University of Nevada, summa cum laude. Before immigrating to the United States, and without a college education, she became one of the first group of millionaires in China in the early 90s. She is a proud graduate of Wellesley College’s Davis Scholar Program for women beyond traditional student age. She resides in Genoa, Nevada with her husband William D. McCann, a lawyer.

Source: Newgrange Press


Originally published at www.newswire.com.

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