Much more than just a travelogue, 44 Days is an intimate dialogue with China’s peoples, their histories, regions, economies, cultures, work, foods and future. Unabashedly iconoclastic and a contrarian’s delight, Jeff brings down many a golden calf, as he writes as few travelers do – putting China’s relations and rapid arc of development in perspective with the United States and Europe, making 44 Days a fascinating and unique approach to today’s critically important world affairs.
“44 Days" is a delightful romp through a changing China and Jeff Brown is an excellent guide.John Pomfret, author of Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China
“44 Days" is a fascinating exploration of the people of China, and the land in which they live. Brown is very knowledgeable of China’s government and the country’s millennia-old history…Jeff Brown is an intelligent, articulate and entertaining writer and 44 Days is absolutely enthralling. I highly recommend it. Mick Winter, author of Cuba for the Misinformed: Facts from the Forbidden Island
JEFF BROWN graduated from Oklahoma State University and Purdue University and became a Peace Corps Volunteer in 1980. He lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East, China and Europe for the next 21 years–mastered Portuguese, Arabic, French and Mandarin, while traveling to over 85 countries. He then returned to America for nine years, whereupon he moved back to China in 2010. He maintains a popular blog on his website, 44 Days Blog: Reflections in Sinoland – Reporting from the Belly of the New Century Beast. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Beijing.