Kang Zhengguo is a Senior Lecturer at Yale. His most recent book is Lumeng (Deer Dreams) and he is now at work on his autobiography. (September 2001)

Arrested in China

A year ago, after my classes teaching Chinese at Yale were over and the students had left, I set out for my old home in Xi’an, China, to visit relatives. Early in the morning on June 15, the fifth day of my stay in my mother’s house, I had a …