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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …

Remembering the 1930s and 1940s, or Reliving Them?

By Austin Dean The writer Xiao Hong is everywhere in China these days. Her face recently graced the covers of …