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Peter Hessler’s ‘Strange Stones’ Reviewed

At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Pallavi Aiyar reviews Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West by Peter Hessler, former China correspondent for The New Yorker. She discusses the tight focus of Hessler’s writing on...

The History Lesson That is Being Ignored

For the Sydney Morning Herald, John Garnaut writes about a meeting former President Jiang Zemin held with China’s Soviet historians to try to understand why the Soviet Union failed. In recent years, Garnaut argues, the...

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