Two Views of a Beijing Hutong

By Christina Larson “Two dogs?” A girl came up behind me wearing the bright blue and red track-suit school uniform …

Into the Shanghai Trenches: A Psychogeography of Sin in Old Shanghai

By Paul French Shanghai’s sin districts that catered to foreigners were many and varied. They appeared moments after the city …

The Case of the Mistaken Maps

By Austin Dean Maps are at the center of every territorial dispute. My map says this parcel of land over …

Dreaming the Chinese Dream

Image: A bridge under construction in Chongqing, China. For some time now, China has been a world leader in infrastructure investment. …

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 …