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From the Publisher“A sober, readable and much-needed corrective to the idea, promoted with great enthusiasm and increasing success by the ruling communist party, that western notions of democracy are alien to China's political traditions and culture. But "Ballot Box China" is not starry-eyed either, placing the issue of democracy firmly in the context of China's own internal debate about political reform.” — Richard McGregor, author of 'The Party: The Secret Life of China's Communist Leaders.
“This remarkably clear-eyed primer examines the state of democracy in China from the ground up, in all its complexity. From pen-portraits of local activists to insiders’ analysis, Ballet Box China offers one of the best explanations of how the world’s newest superpower is governed.” — Louisa Lim - NPR Beijing correspondent