Tag Archives: Wuhan Diary

Wuhan Diary

Interesting memoir by a prominent Chinese writer about the early China virus days at the initial epicenter of Wuhan—comparable in size to Chicago. So far (up to entries of early February) no mention about the authorities then welding virus sufferers into their apartment buildings, presumably to enforce quarantine. Maybe mention will come later in the book. Stay tuned.

UPDATE:  Finally, on Valentine’s Day, she wrote this: We need “just a little more humanistic spirit…just enough so that when someone is infected with coronavirus, a crowd of people doesn’t end up sealing their front door with a steel rod so that everyone is locked inside…” Note it’s not the authorities who do it but just “a crowd of people.”

Wuhan Diary

“Ultimately, Wuhan Diary is a worthy read because it presents a first-hand account from an honest, thoughtful, and rational observer who also had the power of words. As the Chinese government is busy portraying itself in the most positive light, suppressing truth and any dissent, Fang Fang’s book preserves the memory of the reality in the ground zero of the pandemic.”

Via The Federalist