“Reading this book is a must for students and scholars interested in the evolution of Chinese intellectual life at the end of the twentieth century.”—The China Journal
“The indispensable survey of China’s recent social, political and cultural thought. The coverage is breath-taking.”—Choice
“A basic document for understanding contemporary China.”—China Quarterly
“There is a Chinese intellectual realm just as astonishing as the Chinese economy. The authors engage in lively debate among themselves and are in complete command of Western thought and philosophy. They show that whatever the troubles of their nation, individual Chinese can take up the most sophisticated features of modern culture.”—Foreign Affairs
“The only work of its kind available in English. A welcome reminder of the growing diversity of Chinese intellectual thought.”—London Review of Books
“Wang’s collection stands out for its focus on issues of democracy and social justice.”—Arif Dirlik, New Left Review
Chaohua Wang is an essayist. She received her PhD in Chinese literature and civilization from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taipei).