I don’t intend to write about China in A Smaller Circle, but much of my professional work is focused on China so I can’t help wondering what the Chinese think about community and how all the changes of the last decades have affected community life. Today I came across a book review that quotes a passage I remember well from Peter Hessler’s Country Driving:

The longer I lived in China, the more I worried about how people responded to rapid change. This wasn

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