Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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Ambition and Amnesia in the New China

A number of new books look at the social and economic transformation of China in recent decades and how it has impacted individual lives. Leta Hong Fincher’s book Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China examines how young, urban, professional women are being pressured into marriages in which they are unequal economic partners. (See a CDT interview with

May 27, 2014 1:25 PM

25 Years Ago: Li Peng Tightens Grip

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent June 4th military crackdown in Beijing. To commemorate the student movement, CDT is posting a series of original news articles from 1989, beginning with the death of Hu Yaobang on April 15 and continuing through the tumultuous spring. The full series can be read 

May 27, 2014 12:00 AM

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