This is a book review on today’s San Francisco Chronicle, written by Sandip Roy.
“The image of the lone young man confronting the giant tanks rolling into Tiananmen Square in 1989 was at once so terrifying and so romantic that it seems to have become the lens through which the West still regards China. That young man’s shadow hangs over a batch of new books about China, though none of them directly address those tumultuous days. But the David versus Goliath paradigm is easy to digest and guarantees instant sympathy.”
Read the whole article “Changing China / Four books reflect on the republic — then, now and in the future” here.