• It is a pleasure to read the fruits of his mature scholarship as he revisits familiar ground, puncturing myths and putting British and Chinese views into reciprocal perspective

    Michael Sheridan, The Sunday Times
  • Robert Bickers is a pre-eminent chronicler of China... a great story told with splashes of colour and sharp wit

    Jonathan Fenby, Literary Review
  • This detailed account valuably reconstructs the west's recent cultural malfeasance in China, and also challenges the simple, propaganda narrative that the CCP tells about its deliverance of China from Colonial aggressors

    Julia Lovell, Prospect

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