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'China Smart' reviewed by The Midwest Book Review

Michael Palmer - Thursday, October 17, 2019

In nearly 60 brief essays, long-time China expert Larry Herzberg tackles important facts and myths about China, its history, people, and culture, as well as its contemporary society. 
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