In this book, Dr. Zhou rethinks the evolution of the American history and criticizes the values and styles of life held by Americans. The focus on the cultural aspects of ordinary American people found in this book is unusual among Chinese scholars; and he seeks to make contributions to developing the cross-cultural communicative competence and the global horizon of young Chinese. Like any other writer of an introductory book, he exerts himself to make connections with other fields and find appropriate examples from the literature or his research experience. I think that Americans and Their Culture is an exciting book which goes far towards providing Chinese university students with a new perspective from which to understand the American culture. Though the book is aimed at undergraduate courses and introductory graduate seminars on the American history and culture, researchers interested in selected topics should be able to read selectively without feeling lost.