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A Small Window into China's Soul

Inspiring Memoir By Jin Lan McCann

It tells: 

  • The tale of rising China and its impacts to the world
  • Her transformation from a far left wing to a far right wing, and eventually to an independent
  • Her epiphany from an atheist to believe the existence of the Creator/the God
  • Her unique insights and recommendations on world leadership in economic and human rights development


  • Amazing first hand life experiences
  • Unique perspective and insight about the West and the East
  • A genuine voice unraveling the myths of Chinese model of development
  • A desperate call for change

Worthwhile for Anyone to Read

  • Inspiring
  • Educational
  • Entertaining

Jin Lan's Poetry

Genoa's Veil

Genoa's winter as if a shy bride

So intrigued, I would offer her a ride

But where can I elope with her to

Since she is from the heavens

May disappear like a drop of morning dew?



If you were the mountain

I’d like to be the river

Gently embrace you

With my endless love

If you were the river

I’d like to be the mountain

Let you lie down in my warm arms

But still allow you to freely flow

To anywhere you want to be

If you were the wind

I’d like to be the sand

Joyfully follow you

To wherever you blow me to

If you were the blue sky

I’d like to be the white cloud

Decorate your magnificent life

With my most creative art of nature

If you were the piano

I’d like to be the pianist

Passionately play for you

The most romantic notes of my life

If you were the lighted candle

I’d like to be the humble moth

Show you my last beautiful dance

With my life disappearing in your fire

I Have...

I have
A pair of talented hands
Can weave colorful dreams
Dreaming as if I were a bee
Spreading the pollen of free thoughts
To all over the earth

I have
Colorful dreams
They all have beautiful wings
Flying into thousands of houses
To deliver hope and warmth

I have
A laugh
Can shake the mountains and make the ocean dance
Dancing the mist out of your mind
Showering the sunshine on your face

But, the most important is
I have ___ You
It were You who make my life passionately burning
Burning in the never regret pursuit
Until exhaust the last drop of my wax


The Saga of A Paddlefish

-For Shenzhen Paddlefish Restaurant


One day, my mom was playing around
In the Mississippi where no one can be found
Someone with a duck mouth complimented her, such a wonderful blond
And wanted to take her to a beautiful wonder pond

My mom was so madly in love
Did not think through,
Just followed him to a pool at a big boat above
They sailed all the way to China
Where everyone has no entertainment except making babies for fun

Here, they made lots of us
With long duck mouths like my dad’s
Now, we are so cool and precious
People want us and cook us in their hot pots

People praised me a lot
Because I am so goddamn hot
Sorry, now I must say goodbye
For humans who say they would protect me - lie


Take A Glance


Dear readers,

 To tell the truth, or not to tell the truth? That is the question. However, can we afford not to? 

 Although I am living in a free country, it still risks the lives of my family members in China and my reputation to just tell some simple truths. After I published the first volume of my memoir, some Chinese internet trolls[1]from Twitter started to threaten me with my family members’ lives and spread lies about me faking my Wellesley and Western Nevada College’s degrees. A Twitter survey showed that, these Chinese trolls even successfully made 31% of the participants believe that I fraudulently created my two diplomas. When I told my American husband about this, it puts him into deep depression right away. Then I told this to my Mother who lives in China, she also worried that I could be killed since she has seen things like this happened in her life. She repeatedly warned me to shut up and stop writing. 

 While I was pondering whether I should stop publish the second volume, my intellectual friends who live in China begged me, “Jin Lan, you can’t give up, you can’t be afraid, because, if you are afraid as an American citizen, we Chinese citizens will have no hope at all.” They desperately begged me to pass their messages to the world, whenever they had a chance to talk with me. That message is, “people in the West have to take actions now to defend our liberty and justice while guiding China's leadership to accept and promote the universal value of human rights in their home country by encouraging them to improve fair competitions and rule of law. Otherwise, the world civilization might make a U-turn when China’s GDP size approaching the US’s.”

 Surrounded by the smell of fear, awake or asleep, of course, I was afraid too. Soon I realized that if I am afraid here, then, America is already not free, and the future can be worse. So, I decided to rewrite my memoir brutally honest, to provide you a small window into China’s soul, and show you how China evolved from a backward country to a strong and ambitious power affecting the world, through my personal experiences and insights. 

 I will also tell you how I was brainwashed with communist ideology 24/7 since birth and how my ideology shifted from a far left wing to a far right wing, and eventually become an independent. In addition, as an atheist, how I had an epiphany that God exists.

 I will provide my investigation report about how China has systematically infiltrated United States institutions with its political philosophy in order to lay the foundation for its goal of achieving world domination. Those institutions include academics, e.g. Harvard; think tanks, e.g. Hudson Institution; media, e.g. Voice of America; businesses, e.g. J.P. Morgan; governments, e.g. Diane Feinstein…

 In the end of the book, I will also explain why I believe that a worldwide small government competition is wise to reestablish a fairer world order and it might be the only peaceful solution to eradicate all dictatorships in the world.

Thank you very much for taking your precious time checking out Powered By Wellesley.


[1]Chinese internet trolls are internet commentators hired by the government and speak for the government. According to some insiders, China has 20 million plus such internet com


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