Articles

Big question! One answer is to look at what some of the countries thinkers are writing, something…
Dec 3, 2020
"How China Beat the Covid Crisis," in this piece for the NYRB I look at the deeper reasons for…
Oct 18, 2020
In this piece for the New York Review Daily, I look at how the protests are playing out and…
Nov 26, 2019
Not coincidentally, China's ongoing crises in Hong Kong and Xinjiang are at its unstable and…
Sep 7, 2019
In this piece for The New York Times, I write about Cambridge University Press's decision to…
Aug 20, 2017
My piece in the New York Times  on Lüliang, a Shanxi coal town at the center of China's corruption…
Dec 28, 2014
What's the China Dream?  In this New York Review of Books essay  of six new books on China--some…
Nov 1, 2013
In this blogpost for the New York Review of Books , I look at a propaganda barrage around Chinese…
Oct 15, 2013
My piece in the April 22 New Yorker on the world's largest studio lot in the world--Hengdian…
Apr 15, 2013
Despite crackdowns, there are signs that China's leaders are interested in fostering religious…
Oct 29, 2011
Here's a piece in the NYT on the battle over two permanent exhibitions on Chinese history at the…
Apr 3, 2011