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China’s Singular Sexual Revolution

In Behind the Red Door, Richard Burger examines various aspects of sex in China, both throughout history and in the resurgence of sexual freedom currently underway. From Mara Hvistendahl at Los Angeles Review of Books: [… T]he...

Five Books on Chinese Language & Culture

Asia Society Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives Chris Livacarri chooses five books for The Browser. His picks include histories of China’s languages and its relationships with the outside world, and...

2011 Angus Graham Memorial Lectures Now Online

SOAS Radio has posted a pair of lectures in memory of the late British Sinologist, Angus Graham, by Professor Liu Xiaogan of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The first talk discusses “A Taoistic Sense of Social...

The Rise of the Tao

The New York Times Magazine has a lengthy article about the renovation of a Taoist temple and the revival of the belief system in China: RELIGION HAS LONG played a central role in Chinese life, but for much of the 20th century,...

Stunning Chinese Temple Art Hidden from Public Eye

The Wall Street Journal has a video report on rarely seen Taoist temple paintings in remote Shanxi: In China’s Temple of Eternal Happiness is a stunning, ancient wall mural seen by few people because of its remote location...

China’s Values Vacuum – Alice Poon

From Asia Sentinel: In China, the empathy deficit is not only at a worrying level but seems to be further compounded by what intellectuals call a “values vacuum.” In one of his blog posts, Financial Times Chinese web...

Taoism in the Service of the State – Sam Crane

The author of The Useless Tree wrote a commentary post about the Xinhua news on “China to build harmonious society with wisdom of Taoism:” Maybe the Party is making a big mistake. By bringing Taoism into the...

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