Fine condition.Chapmans,1990.First UK edition-first printing.Green hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(two small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.Nice and clean pages with a small ink mark and nick on the outer edges,small nick on the edge of the pages.Nice and clean book.Price un-clipped.246pp including Chronology. This is another paragraph From Publishers Weekly: Consultant for CBS News in Beijing, Bette Bao Lord had left China for a visit to New York just days before the Tiananmen Square massacre. Yet her kaleidoscopic blend of reportage, oral history, reminiscence and family reunion sets the agony of China's current situation against decades of smoldering ferment for democratic change. A popular novelist ( Spring Moon ) and wife of Reagan's ambassador to China, Winston Lord, the author interweaves a chorus of Chinese voices: an actress whose father committed suicide rather than submit to the Party's will; a journalist paralyzed with fear; an aged scholar who was tortured and imprisoned for years; a doctor appalled at the bribery and gift-giving rampant in Chinese medicine. Lord writes beautifully and poignantly.