foreign academics

“Good Morning, Class! I Am Not a Spy.”

A photo of an American teacher introducing himself to a Chinese university class with a slide presentation proclaiming, “I am not a spy” has gone viral, eliciting much mirth online. It also highlights an increasingly tense...

Politics and Promotions Weigh On Chinese Academics

Life in Chinese academia is hard. Scholars are subject to twin pressures: politics and performance. Two recent cases—a professor’s lawsuit against Tsinghua University over wrongful dismissal connected to politically sensitive...

Show Me the Money

For Science, Mara Hvistendahl recounts the experiences of theoretical physicist Ulf Leonhardt, who...

Want Access? Go Easy on China

Foreign scholars of China are learning their are limits to their access if their research doesn’t fit the Chinese government agenda. From The National: Foreign scholars are finding the China field an increasingly dangerous...

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