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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...

I Can See Your Mom from Space

Every year, China’s rail system is seized by Chunyun (春运), the mad rush to get home in time for the Chinese New Year (also called Spring Festival). For millions of rural migrants on the country’s factory floors and...

Googling Pollution Hotspots & the Lost Great Wall

At Smart Planet, Tom Hancock reports on the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs’ use of Google Maps to catalogue pollution cases: A crowd of blue markers covering the map show the location of each firm, and the...

Reading List: Peter Hessler

The New Yorker’s former China correspondent Peter Hessler is among the 2011 MacArthur Fellows, whose awards were announced on Tuesday. To mark this, The New Yorker has collected links to all of Hessler’s...

Perspectives on the South-North Water Diversion

An overview in The Los Angeles Times of the colossal South-North Water Diversion includes a variety of perspectives on the project: “This is on a par with the Great Wall, a project essential for the survival of China,” said Wang...

Mongolians Destroy Great Wall of China

“More than 2,000 years after it was built to keep out their ancestors, Mongolians have succeeded in punching a hole through a large section of the Great Wall of China.” Malcolm Moore reports from Shanghai, on the...

David Gosset: The Great Invisible Wall in China

David Gosset is director of the Euro-China Center for International and Business Relations at CEIBS, Shanghai, and founder of the Euro-China Forum. He writes in the Asia Times Online: Most of the media reports will not present a...

Great Wall of China ‘Even Longer’

A new mapping study shows that the great wall is longer than was previously thought. From the BBC: A two-year government mapping study found that the wall spans 8,850km (5,500 miles) – until now, the length was commonly...

Documentary: [Discovery] Seven Wonders of China

Discovery’s documentary “7 Wonders of China” introduces Terracotta Army, Hanging Temple, the Great Wall, Shi Bao Zhai Temple, Mount Wudang, Leshan Buddha and the Forbidden City, via Youtube: Part One: Part Two:...

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