Gao Village: Rural Life in Modern China, by Mobo C. F. Gao, is now available in paperback.
June 2007 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3192-9 / $24.00 (PAPER)
“For the classroom, [Gao’s] book complements and enriches more conventional views of this period and also has something to contribute to . . . what is popularly called the ‘politics of memory.’ I enjoyed his personal anecdotes and know that undergraduates will too. Having recently taught many village ethnographies, I anticipate that students will be engaged by the stories of Gao villagers as well as by the author’s passionate polemics about the Maoist years in rural China.” —China Review International