By Dai Qing
The River Dragon Has Come! is another monumental work by the courageous Chinese writer Dai Qing. It tells the story of how government officials and dam boosters are manipulating common sense, economics, and politics to promote the world’s largest dam project, the Three Gorges dam. Echoing the cry of a witness to the 1975 collapse of the Banqiao and Shimantan Dams in 1975 which killed thousands, The River Dragon Has Come! warns that a dam collapse at Three Gorges would cause a man-made disaster of unprecedented proportions. The River Dragon has Come! is a follow-up to Dai Qing’s 1989 ground-breaking Yangtze! Yangtze!.