Even if one knew nothing about China this would still be a fascinating read about an amazing man. The fact that it is written and narrated by a long time China observer makes it even better.
Only on the radio
I love all types of books but just couldn't get into this one. The author couldn't decide if he wanted to write a good story or deliver a really boring lecture at a conference. I really wanted to like this because the topic is interesting but the delivery was disjointed and I found myself tuning out the book and thinking about other things. Don't spend your money; if you're curious, get it from the public library, rip it and be disappointed for free.