Posts By: Andrew Smeall

Two Threads of Chinese History

Orville looks back at the overlapping themes covered in Wealth and Power, and at the concurrences and contradictions between China’s quest for wealth and the desire of some Chinese to obtain basic human rights for Chinese people.

Why This Book? Why Now?

John reflects on Wealth and Power, and why at this moment in Chinese history it’s more important than ever to try and understand the steps China took to get where they are today.

Mao’s Legacy

Mao died in 1976, his preserved remains placed on view in a marble tomb at the center of Tiananmen Square, where they remain today. As China’s leader, Mao left behind a devastating record of turmoil and death. The country he turned over to his successors was desperate for change.