Nanjing University

Professor wins suit against flagship blog site – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily: A Chinese university professor has successfully sued one of the country’s largest blog website,, after it carried defamatory remarks on a blog written by one of his students. The Gulou District People’s Court in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province on Wednesday ordered Blogcn to pay 1,000 yuan (US$125) to Chen […]

Twisting Along China’s Sharp Curves – William Grimes

From the New York Times: When John Pomfret arrived in China in 1980, ready to begin language classes at the University of Nanjing, he looked out the train window at a timeless pastoral scene in the fields outside Shenzhen. “I saw men steering wooden plows pulled by water buffalo, women hunkered over knee-deep in rice […]

CDT Bookshelf: Interview with John Pomfret

In Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China, John Pomfret traces the lives of four of his classmates at Nanjing University, which he attended as a 20-year-old Stanford student in 1981. Given the rare opportunity to live in a Chinese dorm room with seven undergraduates, Pomfret gained an intimate knowledge of […]



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