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August 07, 1994|CHARLES SOLOMON

A MOTHER'S ORDEAL: One Woman's Fight Against China's One-Child Policy by Steven W. Mosher (HarperPerennial: $12; 335 pp.). As a nurse-practitioner in the field of women's health, An Chi found herself enforcing the one-child rule by compelling women to undergo sterilization and have abortions--even during their ninth month. When her second child was born during a visit to the United States, she sought asylum from the persecution that would ensue if her family returned to China. An Chi's moving story reveals the misery of living under a corrupt government that penetrates the most intimate areas of life. But she fails to grasp the environmental impact of overpopulation, and blames many of the resulting problems on the mismanagement of the Chinese Communist Party.

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