Los Angeles Review of Books: From Aspiration to Constriction: On Three New Books Examining Change in China

THE DECADE THAT preceded the Tiananmen tragedy of 1989 was a remarkable period in the history of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In the drab years following Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) still controlled most aspects of a citizen’s life. To marry, divorce, have children, change jobs, or travel, […]

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