"Appealing to a broader audience of non-China specialists who have been interested in considering mobility in similar ways. . . the book will also appeal to its more direct audience of China scholars working on migration, tourism, leisure and cultural studies."
"The audacity of many of the points make you think and force you to look at the world through the eyes of China's fresh global citizens. . . . Required reading for anybody with a serious interest in culture, modernity, and the Chinese nation in the twenty-first century."
-Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
"This ambitious book...yields refreshing insights about how diverse forms of travel . . . similarly reinforce the authority of the Chinese state to determine the meaning of mobility for the modern Chinese citizen. Clearly written and accessible."
-Arianne M. Gaetano, Journal of Asian Studies, May 2011
"Communist China delicately balances its own conflicting impulses to support and discourage such mobilization by apparently loosening its restrictions on internal and international migration while still tightly regulating the promotion of domestic leisure industry with what Nyiri sees as a type of 'indoctritainment.' Summing up: Recommended."