Will The Boat Sink The Water?: The Struggle of Peasants in 21st-Century China : In 2000, acclaimed investigative journalists Wu Chunto and Chen Guidi set out to document the lives of China's silent majority - the country's 900 million strong peasant underclass. They asked the question: Have the peasants been betrayed by the revolution undertaken in their name by Mao and his successors? Their research revealed the other side of the Chinese "economic miracle," a feudal system in which petty dictators are free to tyrannize the rural poor. When the book was published in China it caused an uproar. Two months after it appeared, it was banned. Here for the first time is the English translation of Chen and Wu's prize-winning exposé.
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