Books: Life and Death in China

THE CHINA CLOUD by William L Ryan and Sam Summerlin. 309 pages. Little, Brown. $7.95.

REVOLUTIONARY IMMORTALITY by Robert Jay Lifton. 178 pages. Random House. $4.95.

THE RED BOOK AND THE GREAT WALL by Alberto Moravia. 170 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $4.95.

Watchers of the China phenomenon are divided into two groups: a majority, which maintains diplomatic relations with Peking and therefore has entree to the country; and others, like the Americans, who must gaze at China from the Hong Kong end of the Lo Wu Bridge. These three books offer views from both sides of the checkpoint.

In The China Cloud, two Associated...

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