Wei Zhou is a rare voice in the world of WeChat public accounts, keeping his critiques of contemporary Chinese society just vague enough to stave off censorship (most of the time), yet relevant enough to amass a steady...
Mar 2, 2015
Recounting the experience of publishing his books in China, Peter Hessler describes shifts in...
Apr 10, 2009
Ed Yong at the New Scientist discusses the conventional notions of an ‘individualist, analyitical’ Western psychology and a ‘collectivist, holistic’ Eastern one, and how a recent psychological experiment...
Aug 22, 2008
Vishakha N. Desai, president of the Asia Society, writes in Lebanon’s Daily Star (via Project Syndicate): On August 8, 2008, the world watched with awe the amazing spectacle of the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing. We...
Apr 21, 2008
The New York Times reviews a new book by Zhang Lijia: Lijia Zhang is a child of the 1980s. In “
Apr 6, 2007
From the Washington Post: Divorce, once nearly unheard of in China, has become more common than ever as women such as Wu gain financial independence and shrug off the diminishing stigma of leaving their husbands. Legal barriers to divorce have fallen away — couples needed permission from their employers until just four years ago — […]
Nov 16, 2005
From the AP, via the Los Angeles Times: In a speech evoking bodybuilding, civil rights icon Rosa Parks and the power of the individual, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged a university audience in China to emerge from the constraints of their political system and attain success in the global world. “America is a nation that believes […]
CDT in the News
- U.C. San Diego, 21st Century China Center – The Party Remakes China: What to Watch for After the 20th Party Congress
- NYT – China’s ‘Absurd’ Covid Propaganda Stirs Rebellion
- The Economist – The Prince: Searching for Xi Jinping
- FP – China’s War on History Is Growing
- Coda Story newsletter – Chinese censors working overtime to silence dissent on zero-Covid lockdowns in Xinjiang and Tibet