Author: Cindy

Cindy is currently an undergraduate studying political science and Asian studies at UC Berkeley. She is primarily interested in Chinese political reform, social justice, particularly issues of poverty and inequality, as well as philosophy.
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Revisiting China Under Mao

In an interview with The New York Times’ Ian Johnson, sociologist Andrew G. Walder, discussed his new book, “China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed,” and the politics of Maoist China:

Q. I was struck by your description that the Communists’ guerrilla period was not as important to their governing style as we think. In fact, you argue that the civil war was

July 24, 2015 7:35 PM

China Molds a Supercity Around Beijing

At The New York Times, Ian Johnson provides an in-depth look at the creation of Jing-Jin-Ji, a new mega metropolis that will span Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei. As a part of a comprehensive government plan to stimulate the region’s economy and promote the growth of innovative industries, the new supercity will accommodate over 100 million residents who will be connected across

July 20, 2015 8:12 PM

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