China

Book Review: Is This The China That Can’t?

End of an Era: How China’s Authoritarian Revival is Undermining its Rise. By Carl Minzner. Oxford University Press. Hardcover, 255 pp with bibliography and index

Book Review: China at War

History, whether written by academics or popular writers, is usually delivered in easily recognizable chunks with familiar faces – the Pacific War, the Korean War, the Chinese Revolution, etc. But it is often t... Read More...

Book Review: The Dictator’s Dilemma

In 1993, there were about 8,700 “mass group incidents” in China over a wide variety of grievances ranging from corruption to forced evictions to human rights abuses to ethnic protests to environmental disaster ... Read More...

Book Review: Saving China’s Banking System

In the middle of the first decade of this century, Chinese officials led by then-Prime Minister Zhu Rongji set out to clean up one of the world’s biggest financial messes, the state-run banking system. It is es... Read More...

Book Review: Trickle-Down Censorship

As we enter a post-truth world – or so we are told -- there’s probably no better time than to curl up with JFK Miller’s Trickle-Down Censorship: An Outsider’s Account of Working Inside China’s Censorship Regime... Read More...