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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Badiucao (巴丢草):The Raft of the Medusa 2013

For his final CDT cartoon of 2013, Badiucao revisits many of the major stories from the year in one drawing, which shows images from Bo Xilai’s trial, the crackdown on Internet speech, dead pigs, Tibetan self-immolations, and more. The title alludes to a painting from 1818-19 by French painter Théodore Géricault, which depicted the aftermath of the wreck of a French naval ship

December 31, 2013

Photo: Making Xiao Long Bao in Shanghai, by Steve Balla

December 31, 2013