After I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down until I finished it all.
John Pomfret is able to give us the history of China in a series of stories about his fellow students he met in 1980s.
Fascinating stories, well written, great cultural insights from a foreigner with decades of China experience.
I bought the book to get to know China before our first-time trip there and found it very interesting introduction to evolution of nowadays China.Published 2 days ago by vlo
Just amazing. Chinese Lessons its elegant, funny and smart telling the both, the story of Pomfret and the changes in China during the second half of the 20th century. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura Rojas Aponte
As a middle-aged Chinese-American finding myself working back in China, this book gave lots of insights as to why the Mainland Chinese behave as they do, especially amongst the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Captain 9G
Outstanding book. The story keeps your interest and move quickly. Well done!Published 8 months ago by robert e. stone
It is rare for a book to encompass so much of the depth and breadth of our human drama: love, hatred, greed, lust, injustice, cruelty, cowardice, courage, perseverance, hope,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Alex Soong
I spent 8 years in China and try to read anything that even resembles a memoir. I was recommended this buy an executive at an IT company of all places and he had nothing but great... Read morePublished 11 months ago by thisisbobby
Living in Hong Kong I can relate to the characters John Pomfret draws upon and the system that presently is evolving in China. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Garry W. Coley
While the subject matter is interesting, I would expect better writing from a journalist. The sentences in this book are awkward and chunky. Read morePublished 13 months ago by rjlawstudent