This is Communist China Author:Yomiuri Shimbun, Robert Trumbull "I cannot emphasize too much that I see this book as a major contribution to the literature on Communist China," says Robert Trumbull, longtime Far East correspondent for The New York Times. — During 1966 and 1967 one of Japan's largest newspapers, Yomiuri Shimbun, sent a staff of journalists and scholars into Communist China to write an extended... more », in-depth study of that sprawling country.
With their special qualifications of speaking the language like natives, and a background of long familiarity with China--many had attended universities in Peking, Shanghai, and elsewhere--they sent back detailed, informed dispatches, and then returned with eyewitness accounts of what is happening in China.
Robert Trumbull has expanded and recast this material into a fascinating and immensely informative portrait of Communist China, its people, its politics, its economy, and its problems.
This unbiased and amazingly complete book--which includes interviews with Chinese at all levels of society--contains material absolutely unavailable elsewhere. It examines the source of China's energies, the record of her accomplishments and failures in the last two decades, and gives a picture of the current struggles for control. Possibly most important of all, it analyzes the hopes of the people and their leaders for the China of the future.
Without question this book is the fullest, most reliable and most informed account of what is happening in China today available to the Western reader. Its publication is a major event in foreign affairs reporting.« less