Howard French

China’s Dangerous Game

In the Atlantic, Howard W. French offers an in-depth analysis of China’s recent efforts to...

Photographs Capture a Disappearing China

With rapid and profound economic and social changes underway in China, many aspects of day-to-day life are being transformed. Several artists have recently made efforts to document the current way of life for Chinese families as...

Howard W. French: Old Charms Thrive in the New Shanghai

Howard French, former Shanghai Bureau Chief for the New York Times, revisits the city: Already at this hour, the highway into Shanghai was throbbing with traffic, steadily moving but growing thicker by the minute. As I nodded in...

The Next Empire

In the Atlantic, Howard French, former Shanghai bureau chief for the New York Times, travels through Africa to explore the continent’s relationship to China: Even taking the recent global downturn into account, this has...

Photography: The Landscape Within

Howard French, former New York Times Shanghai bureau chief, spent the summer documenting through photographs the people who live in Shanghai’s disappearing neighborhoods. He wrote an essay about the project for the Times...

Howard W. French: Tucked Away in Shanghai, Hidden Lives

Howard French, former New York Times Shanghai bureau chief, returned this summer to undertake a photography project of portraits of the old parts of the city and the people who live there. He writes about the project for the...

Howard French: China Could Use Some Honest Talk About Race

The New York Times’ former Shanghai bureau chief Howard French is visiting Shanghai and writes a commentary on what China could learn from the painful history of race relations in the U.S.: This is the second year in a row...

Howard French: Despite Flaws, Rights In China Have Expanded

Howard W. French writes in the New York Times, via For the past two decades, China’s people have become richer but not much freer, and the Communist Party has staked its future on the hope that they will...

Howard W. French: A Columnist’s Parting Thoughts on China

From the International Herald Tribune: China has had the great fortune of good timing, too, with its reforms coming at the start of a great wave of globalization. And there have been countless other factors behind its success...



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