Seeing the changes in China as part of an integral evolution, the author carefully scrutinizes the present regime with equal concern for what has gone before, thus placing it in greater perspective than the current books have generally done. He describes the organization of China previous to 200 B.C. as feudal, when land was not sold and there was a stability which was lost thereafter when landlords sought power through land sale and formed an untouchable aristocracy of power with the military and the scholastics. He penetrates the interaction of the Communists with the Kuomintang Revolution and Sun's efforts to better the people's livelihood and follows the growing Red line that maneuvered through the Japanese war to unite the Chinese. Here are new insights in to the significance of the Geneva and Bandung conferences, to land reform and the industrialization of the North in relation to the agriculturalization of the South and here finally is the plea for positive respect for China that goes further than mere recognition. Stimulating material for all interested parties.