Holiday Book Ideas From The China Blog

Back around the turn of the decade, when the “China Beat” was still up and running as a blog, rather …

The East (Side) is Red

By James Carter The Grolier Club, sitting today in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States, just around …

Finding the Monkey King in Mong Kok

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom Note: All photos were taken in Mong Kok on the morning of November 8. The drawing in …

Taking the Edge Off in Troubled Times: Healthy Habits for Conscientious Cadres

By Austin Dean It can’t be much fun to be a Chinese Communist Party official these days. On the one …

Diary of a Summit: Thoughts on Life in Beijing During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

By Mengfei Chen Last week, China’s President Xi Jinping hosted the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing. For Xi, …

The Beautiful and Damned

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham In a post here at the LARB China Blog last month, Austin Dean discussed the recent …

Hong Kong 2014 — A Post Before a Visit

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom When this post goes live on November 5, I will have just arrived in Hong Kong. I’m …