Chinese shadows

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Penguin Books, 1978 - History - 220 pages

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It's easy now to criticize Mao and the Cultural Revolution, but Leys was vilified for doing so thirty years ago. Still vivid, excoriating reportage. Read full review


A Short
Hagiographic Interlude
Cultural Life

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About the author (1978)

Simon Leys is the pseudonym of Pierre Ryckmans, a noted scholar and astringent observer of Chinese culture and politics.

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