Mao's China: A History of the People's Republic

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Mao's China: A History of the People's Republic

By Maurice Meisner
Free Press, 1977
512 pp. $17.95
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Of the thousands of books that have been written about contemporary China, only a few will stand the test of time. This is one of them. Meisner's book is a history of the People's Republic of China with both the scope and the depth to assess comprehensively the critical first quarter-century of transformation.

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