China’s Dinosaur Hunters

At the Guardian, Tania Branigan profiles dinosaur hunter Xu Xing and describes ground-breaking fossil discoveries at digs around China. Zhucheng’s early Cretaceous relics, Liaoning’s feathered dinosaurs and...

It’s Time to Retire the Tiger and the Dragon

An article in Foreign Policy takes on the tired cliches used in reporting on the rise of India and China: To be fair, it’s hard to capture the enormously complicated and consequential story of the simultaneous rise of...

Fiery Debate over China’s Dragon – BBC

From BBC: Chinese internet users have stirred a heated debate over the status of dragons, seen as a national symbol. The problem, some academics allege, is that Chinese people and

Debate: Loong or Dragon - Josie Liu

From China in transition blog:

A scholar’s proposal of abandoning long, or Chinese dragon, as the symbol image of China triggered a hot public debate about this thousands-of-years-old


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