In 2010 and 2011, I spent fourteen months in China on a Fulbright fellowship studying Chinese political thought. My research involved traveling throughout China and interviewing political thinkers in academia, law, and business. In addition to many informal conversations, I collected a handful of on-the-record interviews about contemporary China. I’m currently working on making these available in various forms, and will post here as they come out. This page also contains blog posts from my time in China, and China-related writing that I’ve done since then.

A bus station ticket vendor in Southern China (spoken in English)

I like America – Obama is very good, very smart – only 48! I hope he goes on for one more [term]. America is very good…China is not good…you havent stayed in china long, haven’t seen everything. I have been … Continue reading

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China’s Towering Ambitions

Last week, the New York Times ran two articles profiling Chinese skyscrapers. Building projects in China attract a lot of media attention, in part because they stand as newsy symbols of China’s modernization – with all the related pitfalls. And while … Continue reading

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