Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

By Philip Pan
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"Out of Mao's Shadow" by Philip Pan offers a compelling and insightful exploration of modern China's struggle to confront its traumatic past and forge a path to a more open and just society.

Pan follows the lives of four individuals who have been directly affected by the country's tumultuous history. Through their stories, he unveils the devastation and enduring legacy of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution.

Moving between bustling cities and rural villages, Pan exposes the deep scars left by Mao's reign of terror and provides a nuanced understanding of the system that keeps its citizens subjugated.

By delving into the courageous acts of activism and the quiet resistance that emerged in the aftermath of Mao's reign, Pan reveals a glimmer of hope for China's future.

"Out of Mao's Shadow" challenges the prevailing narrative of China's rise as an economic powerhouse and illuminates the human stories that lie beneath China's glossy image.

Pan's journalistic expertise and vivid storytelling make this book a compelling and essential read for anyone interested in understanding the complex forces shaping contemporary China.
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