Tsinghua University has fired Xu Zhangrun, a law professor and outspoken critic of Xi Jinping’s leadership, who was released on Sunday after six days in detention. Xu was suspended from teaching duties in August 2018 after...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 12, 2014
For the New York Times, Chris Buckley reports on President Xi Jinping’s tendency to publicly...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 3, 2013
China Real Time’s Josh Chin talks to Sam Crane, author of the Useless Tree blog and Life,...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 3, 2013
At the South China Morning Post, Chow Chung-yan reviews The Fate of Zhuangzi in Modern China by Liu Jianmei, on the Taoist sage’s varying fortunes during the 20th Century. An English edition of the book, according to...
by Kate Zhao | Dec 16, 2007
In the New York Times Magazine, Yale University History professor Annping Chin writes about contemporary interpretations of the classics in China: Scores of men and women in China’s business world today are studying their country’s classical texts, not just “The Art of War,” but also early works from the Confucian and the Daoist canon. On […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 19, 2006
From The Independent (link): OH, NOT The Art of War again. When President Hu of China meets President Bush today he will hand him a copy of the classic work on military strategy by Sun Tzu, the Chinese 6th-century philosopher, according to the South China Morning Post. The book, a favourite gift in diplomatic encounters, […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 23, 2005
From New Scientist: Chinese and American people see the world differently – literally. While Americans focus on the central objects of photographs, Chinese individuals pay more attention to the image as a whole, according to psychologists at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, US. “There is plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting that Western and […]
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