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This book fascinating. The author understands the Chinese people and the communist party both very well. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nathan G. Glenn
Ian Johnson is an excellent journalist, and this book showcases his skill. He comes off as extremely observant and well-informed, exploring a side of China in startling depth in... Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by Honest Abe
Even if the book is second-hand, is in good conditions, clean and in order.
The pages are in good conditions too and anything is written inside it.
As a mother who adopted my daughter from China in 2005, I read everything about China I can get my hands on and I have a library of books on China I am collecting and saving for my... Read morePublished on December 9, 2009 by China reader
This book, a sort of prequel to Phillip Pan's "Out of Mao's Shadow", consists of three extended essays on Chinese dissidents in the post-Mao era. Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Frank J. O'Connor
Quite interesting for China watchers;gives another perspective of the new regime,but as all regular visitors to China know,the scene is constantly changing. Read morePublished on January 23, 2008 by Dr. Alan Bray
I'm glad I found this book. These three stories are very well written and, hence, smooth reading. Each includes information about the "big picture" (historical background,... Read morePublished on November 5, 2006 by D. Mona Baumgartel
Books on China can often grow stale and out of date only a handful of years after they are written, given the pace of change in the Middle Kingdom. Read morePublished on September 6, 2006 by John Rosenberg
If you're looking for an inside look into China, this is your book! It's not often that one thinks of a non-fiction book as a "page turner," yet I found myself speeding through... Read morePublished on August 23, 2004 by Catherine A. Billington