Brad Burgess

Brad Burgess is a public relations consultant and freelance writer. He has been based in China for over six years and is fluent in Mandarin. He can be reached at

Book Reviews

Will the Boat Sink the Water?

Will the Boat Sink the Water?: The Life of China's Peasants by Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao. 

Reviewed by Brad Burgess

Peoples of China

Hearing the Different Voices in Urban China

A personal look at two migrants in Beijing illustrates the character and strength of many ordinary people who live in difficult situations in a changing China.