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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
A hilarious, wide-ranging interview with writer and blogger Ran Yunfei,  here on the New York…
Mar 7, 2012
I took a trip to Chongqing for the New York Times to see what was up with the scandal around Bo…
Mar 7, 2012
One of China's best-known journalists, Chang Ping, is in quasi-exile in Germany.  In this interview…
Jan 27, 2012
The recent uprising in Wukan is often seen as a sign of regime instability. But could it be…
Dec 22, 2011
The arrest of the dissident artist Ai Weiwei has bothered me quite a bit and  in this NYRB blogpost…
Apr 24, 2011
Here's a piece in the NYT on the battle over two permanent exhibitions on Chinese history at the…
Apr 3, 2011
With all the interest in Frank Dikötter's new book on China's Great Famine of 1958-1961, I thought…
Dec 20, 2010
I have a post today in the New York Review of Books on the recent Communist Party Plenum in China.…
Oct 20, 2010
I'm back in China and have a review of Richard McGregor's insightful new book on the Communist…
Sep 13, 2010

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