Tag Archives: jeffrey wasserstrom

The China Blog chinanoir

Noir Visions of China’s Past and Present

| by

I won’t say that an interest in criminal activity led me to a career teaching and writing about China, but books about death, detective work and other themes with links to noir genres certainly played a role in steering me toward my chosen profession.  More specifically, browsing the campus bookstore shelves at UC Santa Cruz […]

The China Blog Mao Buddha Kongzi Statues

Confucius, Mao, and the Little Red Book

| by

All Photos by Jeffrey Wasserstrom I’ve just returned from a trip to China that began with a week in Shanghai, where I participated in one literary festival, and ended with a few days in Beijing, where I had a small role in another bookish event of the same kind.  It was good to go back […]


The China Blog CI21C Taiwan cover

Censorship, Translation and the Chinese Market

| by

“To me the choice was easy…I thought it was better to have 90 percent of the book available here than zero.” Ezra Vogel, author of Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of Modern China, statement made during a Chinese book tour. “As an academic who doesn’t write for a large publication, I’m always happy to have […]