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...

To Be, or Not To Be Disconnected?

The New York Times’ recent article ‘China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications’, which was featured on CDT, led with a dramatic anecdote: A Beijing entrepreneur, discussing restaurant choices with...

James R. Oestreich: The Lady Is a Villain and the Trappings Are Chinese

From the New York Times: Verdi’s “Macbeth” was never like this. Here, too, the story is Shakespeare’s, more or less, but the trappings are vintage Chinese. “The Kingdom of Desire,” which opened at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. on Thursday evening, is an adaptation of “Macbeth” in the style of Beijing opera by the Contemporary Legend […]

Aventurina King: Shakespeare Brushes Up on His Chinese

From The New York Times: MACBETH does a back flip from a 10-foot-high city wall; his queen sings a lament as she wipes imaginary blood from her hands; and the courtiers enact their coup in Han dynasty dress. It is no typical production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” that Spoleto Festival U.S.A. is presenting on Thursday and […]

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