"a masterpiece of empathy and observation"

In this review in The New York Review of Books, Roderick MacFarquhar gives a detailed review of the book.

For someone who has read MacFarquhar's works since my teens, this is a dream come true, especially because he so obviously gets the book--the purpose of the ethnographic, granular details, the political implications and the importance of the trend.

As an added bonus, the review is unpaywalled.

Category: New York Review of Books, Souls of China, 
Posted by: ian
May 21, 2017