Out of Mao's Shadow

Philip Pan

19 June 2014
368 pages


The struggle for political change in China is reaching a crescendo. From the booming cities to the rural communities, Out of Mao’s Shadow introduces us to some of the courageous people who are dedicated to building a more democratic China despite the grave dangers they face in doing so.

Written by one of the leading China correspondents of his generation, this book brings together compelling individual testimonies, taking us into the lives of people struggling to come to terms with the nation’s past, and to take control of its future.

‘A reminder that even in a nation of 1.3 billion people, individuals can make a difference – and that China still has plenty of heroes left’ Time

‘Pan takes the reader into bustling cities and into the vast tracts of countryside in search of those determined to preserve the memories of folk martyrs and to win freedom for the generations to come’ Good Book Guide