CDT Bookshelf: JFK Miller on “Trickle-down Censorship”

Between 2005 and 2011, Australian JFK Miller served as editor-in-chief of the Shanghai-based English-language entertainment magazine That’s Shanghai. Coming to China with little prior knowledge of the country, Miller’s role at the magazine required him to quickly become acquainted...

Why Hu Won’t Talk With the Foreign Press

In his decade long career as President and paramount leader of the PRC, Hu Jintao has yet to speak with the foreign media. He has been willing to answer questions in writing, as he did at length in January of 2011 to a series of...

Word Crimes: Murong Xuecun Interviewed

Murong Xuecun, whose speech on the “absurdities” of Chinese censorship was widely circulated in February, is interviewed in Prospect Magazine: “There are too many words we cannot write, too many sentences that...

CDT Bookshelf: Interview with Philip P. Pan

Philip Pan, the former Beijing correspondent for the Washington Post, has written a remarkable new book, “Out of Mao’s Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China” in which he profiles a disparate group of...

Video: Dreaming of Inspector Chen

Anna Sophie Loewenberg interviews novelist Qiu Xiaolong on the roof of the Beijing Bookworm Cafe about his Detective Chen mystery series and his new book, Red Mandarin Dress. From In this episode Sufei meets Qiu...



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