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Q&A with historian Kate Merkel-Hess on the diversity of rural reform efforts during the 1930s and 1940s

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
hile researching the history of rural reconstruction, Merkel-Hess found earlier initiatives spearheaded by various warlords, providing the inspiration for her next book.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.