Chinese Lessons

Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China (ISBN 0805086641) recounts John Pomfret's experiences and perspectives about the then opening China during his attendance of Nanjing University in 1980, during one of the first student exchange programs between the United States and China. The book received positive reviews in major American newspapers, such as The New York Times.[1] It is widely read among the ethnic Chinese community in the United States.

It was first published by Henry Holt and Co. on 8 August 2006.


  1. ^ Schell, Orville. "'Chinese Lessons,' by John Pomfret - The New York Times Book Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 June 2013.

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