Gail Pellett discusses working in China, activist experiences at Wash U during Vietnam era | St. Louis Public Radio

Gail Pellett discusses working in China, activist experiences at Wash U during Vietnam era

Apr 21, 2016

Author Gail Pellett of "Forbidden Fruit: 1980 Beijing" spoke with "St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh.
Credit Alex Heuer

Author Gail Pellet recently released a new memoir called “Forbidden Fruit: 1980 Beijing,” which details her experience working for Radio Beijing as a foreign expert.

“I was hired as the first experienced broadcast journalist to work at Radio Beijing,” Pellett told host Don Marsh.  

Pellett discussed her experiences in China as well as her connection to St. Louis — she was a student at Washington University during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

“China had been closed for thirty years [prior to 1980],” Pellett explained. And, despite the invitation to be in the country, Pellett said she was treated as a spy.

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What: Gail Pellett Author Event
When: April 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO
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