“How was China?” Part two: An assault on my senses.

Viktor Frankl was a neurologist who wrote about his experience being a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. In his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning,” he describes the momentary feeling of safety he and his fellow prisoners had when standing in line for food, because typically, the guards did not beat people during these moments. But when the guards would, occasionally do so, this…