Articles

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen massacre.  In this New York Review of…
May 15, 2014
In this essay  in the New York Review of Books, I tackle a bevy of new books on China and foreign…
Apr 21, 2014
My second piece in the New Yorker this year is on pollution in Chinese cities. I spent some time in…
Nov 25, 2013
What's the China Dream?  In this New York Review of Books essay  of six new books on China--some…
Nov 1, 2013
In late August, two dozen Chinese intellectuals met at Oxford University and drew up a statement…
Oct 19, 2013
In this blogpost for the New York Review of Books , I look at a propaganda barrage around Chinese…
Oct 15, 2013
This is the first of a multi-part series I've written on urbanization in China, a trend that will…
Jun 15, 2013
In this interview on the NYRB blog, I talk to veteran grassroots activist Huang Qi, whose Tianwang…
Feb 9, 2013
In 2011 I particiapted in an interesting conference on religion and charity organizations in China…
Jan 10, 2013
Why has China arrested over 1,000 members of an odd religious sect in rural China?  In this piece…
Dec 22, 2012
A lot has been written about the Chinese Communist Party's 18th Congress but  in this essay for…
Nov 30, 2012
In the current issue of the New York Review of Books ( clickable here, no paywall ) I have the…
Nov 5, 2012
One of China's most popular bloggers, Han Han can still write zingers but he increasingly seems…
Oct 1, 2012
In the Oct. 11 issue of The New York Review of Books , I have an essay on the Chinese writer Yu…
Sep 22, 2012
A while ago, headline like this for a story on China's economy would have seemed outrageous, but I…
Sep 7, 2012
It took eight years but my book Wild Grass: Three Portraits of Change in Modern China (Pantheon…
Sep 1, 2012
I actually enjoy the Olympics a lot and have spent a fair amount of time in front of the TV over…
Aug 10, 2012
I had a long-ish interview with Chen Guangcheng in the  New York Review of Books  and focused on…
Jun 27, 2012
Interview with 79-year-old political reformer Bao Tong i n the New York Review of Books blog . Bao…
Jun 20, 2012
A  short, fun interview  with Jeff Wasserstrom about the upcoming Asia Society event.
Jun 8, 2012
For friends in the NYC area on June 21, I'll be speaking at the Asia Society with Orville Schell…
May 30, 2012
Paywall alert, but if you're a subscriber, I have a piece  in the current issue of the NYRB  about…
May 21, 2012
What's the best course for the blind lawyer, Chen Guangcheng, and what can western countries do…
May 3, 2012
Most attention has focused on the death of a British businessman as the trigger for China's ongoing…
May 3, 2012
What do Bo Xilai and hibernating insects have in common. I try to figure this out  in this blogpost…
Mar 20, 2012

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