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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Documentary: To the Light

To the Light, a documentary about miners in Sichuan Province, has won the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award. From the Huffington Post: The visually lyrical and heartbreaking film, which won the Mead’s prestigious award this year for best in show, follows three miners both below and above the ground, and documents the price that they and their families have paid for their participation

January 5, 2012 4:37 PM

Behind The Rise of the Great Powers

A new book of translated essays by imprisoned writer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has just been released. From a New York Times review of the book, titled, “No Enemies, No Hatred”: In No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems (Belknap/Harvard University, $29.95), the well-­translated collection edited by Link, Tienchi Martin-Liao and Liu Xia

January 5, 2012 4:19 PM

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