The courageous, unflinching speeches and writings collected in The Most Dammed Country in the World detail the devastating human and environmental cost of China's economic rise. The material was first published in the book The River Dragon Has Come! in 1998, and Probe International 2002, 2010, and 2011.
This book is part of Green Ideas, a series of twenty short books from Penguin Classics that brings you the ideas that have changed the way we think and talk about the living Earth.
Dai Qing (b.1941) is an environmentalist and investigative journalist who has been campaigning against the Three Gorges Dam since the 1980s. She is forbidden to publish or speak publicly in China but remains in the country to continue documenting the truth about the regime.