China Journal: Letters From the Flip Side Episode 4

China was awash in both great and terrible events in the Spring and Summer of 2008

Events of the Spring and Summer of 2008 were great and terrible

The Terrible Sichuan Earthquake

I was working at the magazine at the time of the horrendous earthquake. We were told by the government the day after the earthquake to expect at least 50,000 deaths. Hong and I watched the terrifying photos and videos, and both of us…