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In another in my NYRB "Talking About China" Q&As, I speak with the devout Buddhist…
Feb 19, 2019
In my latest installment of the "Talking About China" series in the NYR Daily, I talk to Zhang…
Jan 31, 2019
On Monday, the Chengdu-based blogger Huang Qi was put on trial for leaking sensitive state…
Jan 15, 2019
Read the latest in my eight-year series of interview with Chinese thinkers about problems facing…
Jun 18, 2018
An interview with the contemporary Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie on his decision to work inside the…
Jan 6, 2018
It took some doing but I managed to interview the reclusive author Ke Yunlu. Read it here in the…
Mar 29, 2017
Some thoughts on Bob Silvers and China in a ChinaFile discussion . 
Mar 23, 2017
The courageous journalist Tan Hecheng on the party's need to renounce violence.
Jan 13, 2017
In the latest of my NYRB interviews with famous Chinese thinkers, I talk to the Wuhan-based…
Nov 29, 2016
In this New York Review of Books interview with the filmmaker Ai Xiaoming, we talk about…
Sep 8, 2016
As part of my ongoing series of Q&As with Chinese intellectuals and writers, I interview the…
Jan 22, 2016
My Q&A with Ai Weiwei and Liao Yiwu in the NYRB, discussing Ai's new-found desire to keep a…
Sep 13, 2015
In this interview in the New York Review blog with the filmmaker Hu Jie, I talk about Shoah, the…
May 28, 2015
My NYRB "Talking About China" Q&A with Chinese intellectuals who knew the imprisoned Uighur…
Feb 3, 2015
My NYRB "Talking About China" Q&A with one of China's top America-watchers, the Tsinghua…
Feb 3, 2015
This is another in my ongoing series of Q&As in the New York Review of Books blog called…
Oct 23, 2014
In my continuing series of Q&As with Chinese public intellectuals, I talk to Li Yinhe , the…
Sep 10, 2014
Continuing the "Talking About China" series for the NYR blog, here's part 2 of the Q&A with…
Aug 18, 2014
In this interview on the New York Review of Books blog , I talk to Woeser and Wang Lixiong, two of…
Aug 16, 2014
In this Q&A for the New York Review of Books  blog, I talk to one of China's best-known…
Jun 2, 2014
As the U.S. moves toward more standardized testing, China seems to be moving in the opposite…
Apr 8, 2014
At last year's U.S. Catholic China conference, I had the honor of interviewing UC San Diego…
Feb 4, 2014
In this interview on the NYRB blog, I talk to veteran grassroots activist Huang Qi, whose Tianwang…
Feb 9, 2013
Yuan Zhiming, who helped create one of the most important TV shows of 1980s China ("River Elegy"),…
Sep 4, 2012
Here's the latest installment on the NYRB Blog of my interviews with prominent Chinese authors.…
Jul 20, 2012

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