Articles

One of the great pleasures and privileges of getting one's book reviewed is discovering people…
Jun 29, 2017
In this review  of The Souls of China in The Spectator, Roger Garside writes that I "skilfully…
May 12, 2017
Some thoughts on Bob Silvers and China in a ChinaFile discussion . 
Mar 23, 2017
This was completely unexpected but all the more thrilling to win. 
Mar 20, 2017
On Wednesday I picked up the unbound galleys of my book and now have to start proofreading....
Oct 22, 2016
I recently attended a remarkable conference on narrative non-fiction in Beijng and came away…
Sep 27, 2016
Final copy edits for The Souls of China
Sep 24, 2016
What are the conditions of writing non-fiction in China today? Come join our talk at the Horizon…
Sep 14, 2016
New York University's Center for Religion and Media is launching a new fellowship program to…
Dec 25, 2015
Can journalism capture the complexity of change in a place like China? In this Sinica podcast , I…
Jun 7, 2015
It will be my honor to host Timothy Garton Ash for a talk May 20 at Beijing's famous bookstore,…
May 15, 2015
How best to write about China? In this piece for the New York Review of Books , I write about my…
Apr 17, 2015
Thanks to Liu Kin Ming at the Hong Kong Economic Journal, I had the chance to write about my first…
Sep 10, 2011
UC Irvine China scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom and I teamed up for this column in the Chronicle of…
Sep 14, 2010