Yellow Peril: Sinophobia and the Great War, A Q&A with Dr. Anne Witchard

By Paul French Anne Witchard’s England’s Yellow Peril: Sinophobia and the Great War is the final volume in the Penguin …

The Pessimistic and Optimistic Case for the Future of Innovation in China

By Austin Dean It is always interesting when two books released at nearly the same time — written by two …

Free Speech and Its Enemies in Greater China

Image: ​“Let’s show Hong Kongers what it means to kneel for your country!” Soon after Wang Liming (a.k.a. Rebel Pepper) …

The Book the China Crowd Missed – Lawrence Osborne’s The Ballad of a Small Player

By Paul French Every so often, a novel that captures the essence and flavors of the modern China experience is …

Kongfuzi: The Other Chinese Website You Should Know About

By Austin L. Dean By now you have probably heard of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company that had a gargantuan …

The Mailman Cometh: A Door-to-Door Taobao Delivery

By Alec Ash Anyone who lives in China orders a lot from Taobao, the online shopping hub owned by the …

Obsessing Over JG Ballard and His Terrible City

All images by James H. Bollen.  By Paul French James H. Bollen is a British photographer, author, and translator based …