• Young Lives in China – review of Alec Ash’s “Wish Lanterns”

    Originally published in LA Review of Books: Dec. 2, 2016! AMERICANS ARE OFTEN highly opinionated about China, yet reveal an embarrassing ignorance about the Chinese. Alec Ash’s new book Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China is the antidote […]

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  • China’s Forbidden History, Subjects, Ideas

    Along with the jaw-dropping economic and technological transformation in China over the past two decades, has come an Orwellian load of forbidden history, subjects and ideas. Aided by a Party-censored and self-censored traditional and social media these forbiddens are maintained […]

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  • The Big Chill—Missing Hong Kong Publishers

    January 24, 2016 There’s a big chill moving through Hong Kong as publishers are reported missing.  On October 7, last year, Gui Minhai went missing from his Thai resort house, his daily medications that he was sorting left on the […]

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