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Censored Essay: Peter Hessler Sells His Car

Acclaimed writer Peter Hessler is selling his car in Chengdu, after leaving China in 2021 when his teaching contract was abruptly terminated. Online, the sale of his Honda CRV has spurred a series of reflections on Hessler’s...

Shanghai Halloween Costumes Raise Specter of Censorship

Halloween celebrations in Shanghai doubled as an outlet for mild political “gags,” spooking censors and delighting audiences online. Photographs of party-goers dressed as Winnie the Pooh, livestreamer Li Jiaqi, Lu Xun, “big...

Let the Spiel Begin – Geremie R. Barmé

Many thanks to Geremie R. Barmé for contributing the following essay to CDT: Let the Spiel Begin Zhang Yimou, the avant-garde film director turned populist will lead the group designing the opening and closing ceremonies of the...

I’m So Ronery – Geremie R. Barm√©

The following was first published in The China Journal, No. 55, January 2006. An excerpt from this article also appeared in the CDT Bookshelf. Thanks to Mr. Barm√© for allowing CDT to republish it in its entirety here. I’M SO RONERY Geremie R. Barm√© He’s Back With the accession of Hu Jintao to the dual […]

A Year of Some Significance РGeremie R. Barmé

The following essay by Geremie R. Barm√© originally appeared in the Review weekly supplement, The Australian Financial Review, 31st March 2006. Published without notes under the title “Historical Distortions”. Thanks to Mr. Barm√© for allowing CDT to reprint it here. A Year of Some Significance By Geremie R. Barm√© History matters. It matters in Australia […]

CDT Bookshelf: Geremie R. Barm√© comments on “Mao: The Unknown Story”

For the CDT Bookshelf, China Digital Times invites experts on China to recommend a book to CDT readers. This month, Geremie R. Barm√©, Professor, Division of Pacific and Asian History, Australian National University, comments on “Mao: The Unknown Story” by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Alfred A. Knopf 2005. The following is a short excerpt […]



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