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A gigantic talent (4)

By Chitralekha Basu and Zhao Ruixue (China Daily)

10:40, May 09, 2012

Zhang's next book, unsurprisingly, is once again an ambitious project. He has been preparing and collecting material for the last 10 years. "It is about the origins of the China Revolutionary Alliance (Tongmenghui - a secret alliance of anti-monarchy revolutionary groups, brought together by Sun Yat-sen) in Jiaodong Peninsula."

He took a break in between, traveling in North and Latin American countries, besides Europe and Southeast Asia, and lecturing at a few universities. Zhang is now looking forward to getting back to writing in earnest and completing the project by the end of the year.

In the meantime, a university in Sydney has shown interest in translating a volume or two of You Are on the Highland. "It is a kind of culture-exchange project, not just translating from Chinese to English," says Zhang.

Zhang, who can read what the person sitting next to him is writing without glasses, has the glow of an assured man who is truly going places, with a little help from a few people who remain in the background.

"As I travel frequently, I get to spend less time with my family. When I am not traveling, I tend to spend time reading and writing. I owe so much to the understanding nature of my family members," he says.

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