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Two Kinds of Time
Two Kinds of Time
By Graham Peck
University of Washington Press, 2008, 725 pp.

Mr. Peck, who was in China from 1940 to 1947 as a free-lance writer and as an official in the O.W.I., has written a lengthy, at times rambling, and very substantial portrait of Chinese society. Gaining much of its impact from a rich abundance of anecdotes and sharply drawn portraits and episodes, it is, politically, intensely hostile to the Kuomintang régime.