David Moser hosts Jeffrey Wasserstrom and students...
Goodreads Q&A with author Xujun Eberlein starts...
Virtually connect with Chinese Characters contributor Xujun Eberlein from June 1 to June 3 where she will discuss her life as a journalist and storyteller and her collection Apologies Forthcoming.
‘It’s not a real fruit stand. They’re pretending to sell...– Barbara Demick reports for the Los Angeles Times: Chen Guangcheng is gone, but China keeps his village locked down
Two Tibetans burn themselves as fiery protest... →
Chinese Characters contributor Ananth Krishnan reports for The Hindu
The first requirement of the job is that you must be an advanced Mandarin...– From an inquiry for a part-time job for “some Americans to assist in meetings”: Chinese business looking for a few good Jews in Foreign Policy Passport.
‘When I first came here two years ago, this area was just a bunch of...– Daniel Gillen, an American architect in northeastern China, quotes by Brook Larmer in The New York Times: Architects in China, Building the American Dream
(via A Tale of Two Brothers: One in China, Other in US | PRI’s The World)
Youth in China are doing more than just buying brands and downloading free...– A response in Jeffrey Wasserstrom’s Q&A with All Eyes East author Mary Bergstrom: What Makes Chinese Youth Tick?
With a wide smile and deep baritone chorus all the stresses of his week and year...– Photographer Rian Dundon introduces a KTV in Changsha: Photographs for China Beat, a small taste of his forthcoming book.
A Chinese Murder Mystery? →
Chinese Characters contributor Ian Johnson in The New York Review of Books
Around 1,000 monks and nuns in monasteries in the Shannan prefecture of the...– From a report by Chinese Characters contributor Ananth Krishnan for The Hindu: Signature campaign in Tibet
Five Books on China →
Chinese Characterscontributor Evan Osnos’ picks in the New Yorker blog Letter from China
Shanghai, Bo Xilai and 5 China Noirs You Should... →
Jeff Wasserstrom for the Asia Society’s Asia Blog
nybooks: ‘Worse Than the Cultural Revolution’: An Interview With Tian Qing Tian Qing may be China’s leading cultural heritage expert. A scholar of Buddhist musicology and the Chinese zither, or guqin, the sixty-four-year-old now heads the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center, an institution set up by the government to protect China’s native traditions in the performing arts,...
So for the vast majority of the Chinese population, Facebook is the tech...– writes Evan Osnos for the New Yorker: In China, Facebook’s Shadow and Worries About Innovation
Beijing was such a different city. There were so few cars, I could walk in the...– Said environmental watchdog Ma Jun, first in Fast Company’s list of 100 most creative people in business. Chinese Characters contributor Christina Larson profiled him for the magazine.
Retired Party Members Call for 2 Top Chinese... →
Chinese Characters contributor Ian Johnson reports for The New York Times
Propaganda Against U.S. Ambassador Backfires →
Oiwan Lam in Global Voices has the social media roundup on Amb. Gary Locke after his handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair