Chinese infighting: Secrets of a succession war →
Fascinating read on China’s evolving politics from the Financial Times.
China sets 7.5 per cent growth target, stressing... →
CC contributor Ananth Krishnan’s report for The Hindu on today’s big China news.
(O)n the two roundtables are Emma Larkin (author of Finding George Orwell in...– Details about two special sessions of the Association for Asian Studies annual meetings in Toronto in mid-March that will have CC contributors involved.
Learning How to Argue: An Interview with Ran... →
CC contributor Ian Johnson interviews “one of China’s most outspoken public intellectuals” for The New York Review of Books.
Vocal protest movements in China that concentrate on concrete local issues can...– The Economist’s new blog takes a look at an “occupy” struggle of a very different sort than the American one: this one carried out by women frustrated by long lines for their gender as opposed to short ones for men at public loos.
Capital M’s elegant interior will be the fitting stage for an engaging...– Details here in this Sina English report on upcoming literary events at Capital M, a Beijing restaurant; tickets still available as of March 2.
Peter Hessler's Writings Are Popular on Both Sides... →
This newspaper interview with one of Chinese Characters’ contributors (in Chinese) explores topics such as the way readers within the PRC have responded to Country Driving, his latest book, and also includes his reflections on the period when he was writing River Town.
Tumblr Site for One Book, One Chicago (China Theme... →
jwassers: The chosen book for this year is a work of fiction by Yiyun Li; a background lecture will be by CC co-editor Jeff Wasserstrom.
In his classic book titled The Two Cultures, C.P. Snow wrote that a ‘gulf...– CC editor Jeffrey Wasserstrom on an upcoming scholarly conference: Should Scholarly Meetings Make Room for Journalists?
Panel on Wukan rebellion at UCLA, featuring CC editor Jeffrey Wasserstrom (PDF flier)
Although nearly two weeks have passed since the Lantern Festival that officially...– From Michelle Dammon Loyalka’s opinion piece in The New York Times, Chinese Labor, Cheap No More. Her CC chapter and new book, Eating Bitterness, is about the lives of migrant workers.
The Art of the Profile: Writing about China →
Chinese Characters’ first event will be at the M Literary Festival in Beijing: Beijing-based writers and contributors to the forthcoming anthology Chinese Characters: Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, Evan Osnos, Ian Johnson, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Michelle Loyalka and Christine Larson share the profiles of individual Chinese people written for the book and how it brings a unique...
The reasons why they have chosen this method of protest are not exactly clear....– From a wide-ranging and thoughtful Asia Society interview with Tibet specialist Robert Barnett on the wave of political suicides by ethnic Tibetans in the PRC
U.S.-China Relations in the Shadow of the Arab... →
One of CC’s co-editors looks at how sharply U.S. and Chinese views of international situations can diverge.
Greening Chinese Cities--SXSW Talk by CC... →
A Dangerous Year →
That’s what the Economist thinks 2012 could be for China, due to patterns of unrest and such things as “Anger at the Bottom” and “Nerves at the Top” (two subheadings in the piece).
More important now is the political perception of Tibetans as victims who have...– CC contributor Alec Ash interviews Tibetologist Robert Barnett at The Browser. Ash’s chapter introduces readers to a three-dimensional Tibetan.
The Teacher of the Future
lareviewofbooks: XUJUN EBERLEIN on two accounts of the great Chinese famine. Image: Murri via Ralph Magazine Yang Jisheng Tombstone Cosmos Books, 2008. 950 pp. Frank Dikötter Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962 Walker & Company, September 2010. 448 pp. 1. In July 2011, Frank Dikötter’s Mao’s Great Famine won the BBC’s Samuel Johnson...
The Influence in China of the Work of a CC... →