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My New York Times Saturday Profile of Yang Weidong and his quixotic effort to document the soul…
Aug 12, 2016
In this excerpt , the Guardian reprints part of my concluding chapter--the "coda"--of The Oxford…
Jun 8, 2016
In this NYRB article, I look at the political implications of new archaeological finds in China.…
Apr 3, 2016
As part of my ongoing series of Q&As with Chinese intellectuals and writers, I interview the…
Jan 22, 2016
Behind the ubiquitous China Dream campaign is one family's real-life story of death and tragedy. My…
Dec 6, 2015
I'm very excited that the Oxford Illustrated History of China has a pub date: Aug 2016, and…
Oct 15, 2015
My Q&A with Ai Weiwei and Liao Yiwu in the NYRB, discussing Ai's new-found desire to keep a…
Sep 13, 2015
How much do we really know about the Mao era? In this Q&A with Stanford University's Andrew…
Jul 20, 2015
In this interview in the New York Review blog with the filmmaker Hu Jie, I talk about Shoah, the…
May 28, 2015
It will be my honor to host Timothy Garton Ash for a talk May 20 at Beijing's famous bookstore,…
May 15, 2015
In this piece for the Sunday New York Times , I write about a lawsuit filed by Li Nanyang, the…
Apr 26, 2015
In part 2 of my look at the underground history journal, Remembrance, I look at how the journal…
Nov 29, 2014
Part 1 of a two-page article in the New York Review of Books on a samizdat historical journal in…
Nov 16, 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 essay  in the New York Review of Books, I tackle a bevy of new books on China and foreign…
Apr 21, 2014
My piece in the April 22 New Yorker on the world's largest studio lot in the world--Hengdian…
Apr 15, 2013
Excerpts from  a talk with  Harvard Professor Rod MacFarquhar and Asia Society head Orville Schell.
Jul 2, 2012
One of China's best-known journalists, Chang Ping, is in quasi-exile in Germany.  In this interview…
Jan 27, 2012
I've been fascinated by China's auto-cultural genocide (the willful destruction of its own culture)…
Jun 1, 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

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