The People’s Republic of Amnesia and Age of Ambition Revisited: A Quick Q&A

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom Many twelve-month periods witness the publication of one or two significant books by talented journalists with long …

Coming Home: The Problem of Haigui, Then and Now

By Austin Dean The rhythms of social media are everywhere the same: a story goes viral, peaks, and fades away. …

Inconvenient Truths

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham It’s not every week that China-and-India-watchers have parallel stories to chew over, but that’s what’s been …

Restive Feelings: A Postcard from Xinjiang

By Alec Ash It was the first day of the Chinese new year [2014] in Urumqi, not that many Uighurs …

What Is Wrong with Chinese Universities?

By Austin L. Dean It depends who you ask. A Communist Party official might tell you that the most pressing …

In Manchuria: A Q & A With Author Michael Meyer

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham As I wrote back in December when we at the LARB China Blog were suggesting titles …

Bare Branches: Speed-Dating Games on Singles Day

By Alec Ash Just as the cold winds sweep the last leaves off Beijing’s trees, November 11 was Singles, or …