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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Word of the Week: Celestial Empire

Editor’s Note: The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness.

May 23, 2012 12:00 PM

The Specter of the Cultural Revolution

In the New York Times, author Lijia Zhang calls for a full accounting of the Cultural Revolution and says that the country risks repeating history without major reforms: “more democracy, rule of law, transparency, checks on power and a decentralized power structure”: The Cultural Revolution began 46 years ago this month with Chairman Mao’s “May 16 Notification”

May 22, 2012 10:23 PM

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