Here's a review essay  in the current issue of the NYRB on saving/destroying/rebuilding Olde…
Jun 2, 2011
I've been fascinated by China's auto-cultural genocide (the willful destruction of its own culture)…
Jun 1, 2011
The Indonesian edition of A Mosque in Munich is now out. It was a lot of fun to meet the local…
May 5, 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
 I've been in Germany now for almost a week. On March 18/19, I was at the Leipzig Book Fair. On…
Mar 23, 2011
This picture of President Eisenhower meeting with, among others, one of the leaders of the Muslim…
Feb 5, 2011
The upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East is focusing attention on the Muslim Brotherhood.…
Feb 4, 2011
Click on the little German flag on the right-hand bar and you'll land at  the new German home page.…
Feb 4, 2011
The German edition of A Mosque in Munich is out. Coming soon will be a German page on this site but…
Jan 24, 2011
With all the interest in Frank Dikötter's new book on China's Great Famine of 1958-1961, I thought…
Dec 20, 2010
After the NYT Daoism story, I got asked to recommend books on Daoism. Here's my pick of five (or…
Nov 8, 2010
I've been fascinated by China's religious revival, which is actually happening largely with the…
Nov 8, 2010
I'm a big fan of Baroque music and was excited when the Beijing Music Festival decided to focus on…
Oct 28, 2010
I have a post today in the New York Review of Books on the recent Communist Party Plenum in China.…
Oct 20, 2010
UC Irvine China scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom and I teamed up for this column in the Chronicle of…
Sep 14, 2010
I'm back in China and have a review of Richard McGregor's insightful new book on the Communist…
Sep 13, 2010
The debate about the ground-zero mosque has polarized Americans. Here's  my take in USA Today  on…
Aug 22, 2010
I've put up a bunch of new video and audio links up on the site  here. They range from a talk at…
Aug 11, 2010
I guess we can debate why it took nearly a decade, but here's my take,  fwiw :
Aug 10, 2010
The  tour  for a Mosque in Munich is over; see the  new page of reviews  and, coming soon, some…
Jul 28, 2010
The book tour for A Mosque in Munich begins May 3 in Toronto, continuing on to New York,…
Apr 18, 2010

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