Eastern Promise in Guangzhou’s Little Africa

While China’s presence in Africa attracts ever more attention, Kit Gillet explores the other side of the coin in Guangzhou’s “Little Africa”: “When it comes to Africa, the US and Europe think about aid,...

China’s Misunderstood Spies

China Media Project’s David Bandurski notes a speech given by propaganda chief Li Changchun on Friday, in which he explained the relevance to news media of the recent official emphasis on cultural development. From...

LA City Leaders Observe 'Chinese Massacre' Anniversary

Los Angeles city officials gathered on Sunday to mark the 140th anniversary of the city’s 1871 Chinese Massacre, in which 18 Chinese were killed by a 500-strong mob. From The Los Angeles Times: The convictions of seven men...

Tibetan Culture: Going the Way of the Apaches, or the Jews?

Commentators are beginning to take a longer term look at the effects of China’s policies in Tibet in the wake of recent unrest, and are asking, as Ian Buruma does in the Los Angeles Times, if Tibetans are headed for...

Globalized Chinese Culture – Jonathan Dresner

From Frog in a Well blog: Chinese culture is global culture. Though Hawai’i is, in some ways, not a good sample, nonetheless there’s an awful lot of Chinese culture which has been nativized here, well beyond the presence of significant Chinese communities. Actually, this island has the lowest ratio of Chinese of any of the […]


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