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Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Philip P. Pan

“What freedom the Chinese people now enjoy has come only because individuals have demanded and fought for it, and because the party has retreated in the face of such pressure,” Pan writes. The dream of a completely free … see full wiki

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Author: Philip P. Pan
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
2 reviews about Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the...
review by . April 01, 2011
   I recently spent two weeks in Beijing after working with a team of half-dozen or so co-workers there for five years via phone, email, and instant message.  The trip was an eye-opener.  One of my most important moments was having a lively discussion about "The Social Network", the Oscar-winning movie about the founding of Facebook.  My co-worker had seen the movie, and had apparently read some about the history as well, and had some interesting opinions about …
review by . July 02, 2010
There were parts of Out of Mao's Shadow that reminded me of those ambiguous shadow pictures that look like one thing one minute, and then, when you look again, become something else. In Out of Mao's Shadow Phillip Pan covers a lot of ground, the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese government's rewriting and coverup of history, SARS, the AIDS scandal and most of all, the rise of the New China.     The rise of the New China is on our minds lately for the obvious reason that the "sleeping …
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