Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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UCSD Stands By Dalai Lama Invite Despite Protest

On February 2, the University of California San Diego announced confirmation of their invited commencement speaker for 2017: Tenzin Gyatso, also known as the 14th Dalai Lama. From UCSD:

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Speak at UC San Diego Commencement

The exiled spiritual head and leader of the Tibetan people will address graduating students at commencement

February 17, 2017 3:41 PM

Person of the Week: Cai Xia

CDT is expanding its wiki beyond the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon to include short biographies of public intellectuals, cartoonists, human rights activists, and other people pushing for change in China. The wiki is a work in progress.


Cai Xia. (Source: China Elections and Governance)
From her position at the Central Party School, Cai Xia has argued for the protection

February 16, 2017 11:00 AM