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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Yang Jisheng: China’s Chronicler of Past Horrors

The Atlantic interviews Yang Jisheng, author of Tombstone, the award winning (and mainland banned) 2008 account of the Great Leap Forward. In addition to outlining the extensive research that Yang collected over ten years—and the rare accessibility that his status as a Xinhua reporter allowed him—the interview touches the author’s view of the modern day Communist

September 20, 2013

Turning Chinese Propaganda Against Itself

Wired profiles French photographer Eric Leleu and his project Subtitles—an examination, commentary, and parody of the red banners seeking to pacify the worries of Chinese residents soon-to-be displaced by urban development:
Through striking red banners hung by the Chinese government, future evictees of Shanghai’s poor neighborhoods are asked to welcome the wrecking

September 20, 2013

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