Books: A Terribly Normal Country

LOVE AND HATE IN CHINA by Hans Koningsberger. 150 pages. McGraw-Hili. $3.95.

Hans Koningsberger is plainly dis satisfied with much that has been writ ten about Red China. He scorns "sta tistics" served up by China-watchers. He wants no part of journalistic "prej udice" or "travelogues." In this slim account, he professes to add his own new dimension — "a novelist's descrip tion of the moods and atmosphere" inside the world's most secretive closed society.

A New Yorker who writes English fiction and who travels on his native Dutch passport, Koningsberger waited four years for a visa, then last summer made one of...