The brave, tragic adventurer who inspired generations of Chinese girls to adopt her nickname — Quartz

I got my English name—Echo—from a tragic, romantic Taiwanese writer. When I was 14, in my second year of middle school in my hometown of Guangzhou, China, my teacher introduced me to the writer San Mao, although she advised caution: “San Mao’s books can ‘misdirect’ a young girl,” she said, “but you are very like…

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