This is a fabulous book that I first read 14 years ago when I was waiting to adopt my oldest daughter from China. It is very enlightening about modern Chinese Culture. Plus anything that Nicholas Kristoff writes is well worth reading.
Nicholas Kristoff writes for the New York Times and is a champion of oppressed peoples. His latest focus has been women's plights all over the world. Together with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, he wrote an amazing book called Half the Sky.