Are You a Dark Horse?

By Austin Dean On the first Saturday of June over nine million Chinese teenagers (and their parents) had something in …

John Brown’s Body Crosses the Pacific

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom On the last two days in April, I got a pair of emails. Each asked me to …

Sexpat Memoirs of China: 5 of the Best

By Paul French Recently “sexpat” made it into the online urban dictionary — Sexpat (noun), a compound of sex and …

Berlin to Beijing and Back Again

By Tong Lam Near the northeastern edge of Berlin, in what was once part of East Germany (aka the German …

The Korea Conundrum and Chinese Soft Power

By Austin Dean Aarif Lee is a movie star. Born to a mother from Hong Kong and a father with …

In The Gulou Days

By Alec Ash Nostalgia is hard to keep up with in China. That old bar, that old neighborhood, that old …

The Man Who Stayed Behind—At Chinese Central Television

By Austin Dean Chinese Central Television (CCTV) likely provides more news to more people than any other media organization on …