Mark Elvin, 5 November 1992
Show More The Dragon’s Brood: Conversations with Young Chinese by David Rice.
HarperCollins, 294 pp., £16.99, April 1992, 0 246 13809 2Show More
Time for telling truth is running out by Vera Schwarcz.
Yale, 256 pp., £20, April 1992, 0 300 05009 7Show More
The Tyranny of History: The Roots of China’s Crisis by W.F.J. Jenner.
Allen Lane, 255 pp., £18.99, March 1992, 0 7139 9060 0Show More
Beyond the Chinese Face: Insights from Psychology by Michael Harris Bond.
Oxford, 125 pp., £8.95, February 1992, 0 19 585116 1Show More
Chinese Communism by Dick Wilson and Matthew Grenier.
Paladin, 190 pp., £5.99, May 1992, 9780586090244Show More
“... sense they give that the study of China is alive and well. The same cannot be said of Wilson and Grenier’s Chinese Communism. It is not in any obvious sense a bad book; it is certainly not an ill-informed book; it is written quite carefully and clearly. But it is a dead book suggestive of a mummified Pekinology. ‘For all their progressive ideas ...”