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The River Dragon Has Come!: The Three Gorges Dam and the Fate of China’s Yangtze River and Its People

EDITED BY JOHN G. THIBODEAU AND PHILIP B. WILLIAMS, WITH A FOREWORD BY AUDREY RONNING TOPPING TRANSLATED BY YI MING ARMONK, NEW YORK, AND LONDON, ENGLAND: M. E. SHARPE, 1998. XXIX + 240 PAGES Reviewed by Edward Rhoads China’s Three Gorges Dam will be, when completed in 2003, the world’s largest. In an era when large dams are widely regarded as environmentally insensitive, it has drawn opposition not only abroad but also within China. Leading the opposition in China is the investigative ...