Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom” as Want to Read:
China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This text reflects on 40 years of learning about and interacting with the People's Republic of China, from the height of Maoism through to globalization.
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published February 26th 2010 by University of Washington Press (first published 2010)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about China Watcher, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about China Watcher

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 65)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Amusing enough anecdotes combined with a history of some more accessible parts of modern Chinese history. The author can be a bit self-aggrandizing, which he admits to in the intro, and I found it annoying at times, but whatever. I get the impression that at least some of the time, he has enough self-awareness to poke fun at his own occasional pomposity.
Entertaining insights into the recent historical development of China and to the academic life of a noted Sinologist.
Nathan marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2015
Ravyn marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2015
WangXu marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2015
Elizabeth B Adams
Elizabeth B Adams is currently reading it
Jan 23, 2015
Kwan marked it as to-read
Dec 22, 2014
Sunzh marked it as to-read
Nov 25, 2014
anfernee marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2014
Rob marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2014
Paul marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2014
Luke Duffield
Luke Duffield marked it as to-read
Mar 12, 2014
Whitney is currently reading it
Mar 05, 2014
Wt Anderson
Wt Anderson marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2014
Eric marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2013
Ross marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2013
Anne marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2012
Joseph marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2012
Kimfu marked it as to-read
May 12, 2012
Margaux is currently reading it
Apr 18, 2012
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads' database with this name. See this thread for more information.

Dr. Richard Baum is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UCLA, where he specializes in the study of modern Chinese politics and foreign relations. He earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Baum has l
More about Richard Baum...
The Fall and Rise of China (Great Courses, #8370) Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping In Search Of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost In Newton's Clockwork Universe China in Ferment: Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution Dependenzgrammatik: Tesnieres Modell Der Sprachbeschreibung in Wissenschaftsgeschichtlicher Und Kritischer Sicht

Share This Book