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  • 22 Jan 2024

    China’s New Wealth: Connections, Trust, Gender, and Crisis

    When I was growing up China was one of the world’s poorest countries; today its economy is the largest in the world when measured by purchasing power parity. How did this transformation occur? This is a big question. Part of the answer is in the switch from a planned to a market economy – and […]

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  • 8 Oct 2021
    Shiran Victoria Shen

    Local Actions Central to Achieving Carbon-Neutrality Goal in China

    Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2020, President Xi Jinping declared that China would peak its carbon emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.  This climate pledge is widely considered the most ambitious of any country to date, especially since China—the world’s largest carbon-emitting nation—is still developing […]

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  • 1 Sep 2020
    Yan Sun

    Why are there reeducation camps for Uighurs but not Tibetans in China?

    Since mid-2017, reports of massive “re-education camps” in Xinjiang province have set off global outcries over the mistreatment of Muslim Uighurs in western China. Promoted as schools for deradicalization by local authorities, their sheer scale – with an estimated total of detainees ranging from several hundred thousand to over one million – covers a significant […]

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  • 19 Aug 2015

    The Ending of the Second World War in China

    Diana Lary, the author of China's Civil War, reveals how the end of World War II left China in devastation.

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  • 28 Aug 2013
    Bennett R.

    All The Tea In China

    The new third edition of Chinese Tea shares the ancient culture of Chinese tea, the trade, tradition, literature, philosophy, and ceremony associated with tea in China and its popularization around the world.

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  • 19 Dec 2008
    Victor C. Shih

    Chinese Banks’ Great Leap Backward

    Factions and Finance in China author Victor Shih has an Op-Ed (below) in the Wall Street Journal today. Shih’s research examines the push-and-pull between communist party elites and banking practices. In light of global economic slowdown, things are getting interesting. ~ ~ ~ Around the world, the banks we see today are very different from […]

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  • 8 Dec 2008

    Yasheng Huang is a Pick of the Pile

    Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics is Huang’s analysis of entrepreneurship in China. It argues that China’s amazing economic growth was accompanied by a tightening of government control over what had previously been a thriving entrepreneurial culture in rural areas. The Economist named Huang’s work among 2008’s best books. Why? Because it ‘[c]onvincingly overturns the usual analyses […]

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