With an unmistakable sense of reality, thorough attention to minute detail and rich philosophical thoughts, Breaking Through—The Birth of China’s Opening-up Policy amounts to a living history of contemporary China. To be more specific, it is a book on the opening-up policy, a profoundly significant and influential event in human history, perhaps the
greatest revolution of our time.
Li Lanqing, one of the important figures in these events, provides the narrative ordered by
his own memory. Breaking Through honors the 30th anniversary of the reform and openingup policy by telling an exciting, dramatic, and personal story, using many pictures, documents, and sources that have not been seen before.
A living history of contemporary China
A realistic interpretation of China at dawn of opening up to the outside world
An inside story with many pictures, documents and sources that have not been revealed to the public before