The Third Force uniquely combines innovative research with practical professional experience. It will make invaluable contribution to the transformation of social sector and philanthropy in China.”

Wang Zhenyao, Founding Dean, China Philanthropy Research Institute

“Extensive and sustainable people-to-people exchanges are the most effective way to foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and China. Lu has produced an excellent work that expands our perspective in studying U.S.-China relations.”

Cheng Li, Director, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

“Publication of The Third Force is both timely and important, given China’s rapidly developing social sector and its key role in creating a more harmonious society.”

— The Late Peter F. Geithner, Ford Foundation’s First China Representative

“Lu has an excellent understanding of both U.S. and Chinese cultures. It is wonderful to have her write a book about this important subject.”

Jan Berris, Vice President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations;
Co-Organizer for the U.S.-China Ping-Pong Diplomacy