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A collection of columns and commentary on various topics and news in China, including Kaiser Kuo’s weekly Kuora column and SupChina’s “A China Christmas Story” series. SupChina is your premier source for China news.

Kuora: On the idea that China is a civilization, not a nation-state

As a history buff, Kaiser prefers the long view, of looking at how our present is inextricably part of…

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Kuora: China, the U.S., and what it takes to be a superpower

With our future-looking NEXT CHINA conference just three days away — it’s sold out, but you can watch…

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Kuora: Technocratic, Confucian, authoritarian, capitalist — what is China?

China is…

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Kuora: How China’s perception of Westerners has changed

Today we’re highlighting one of Kaiser’s recent answers on Quora, originally posted on December 29, 2017:   Why do many…

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A China Christmas Story: Plum blossoms in Sichuan

The two cylinders connect to a pipe with a nozzle, into which the patient breathes. My uncle says the…

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A China Christmas Story: New traditions in Shanghai

Each year, on the farmlands of eastern North Carolina, an average American fellow smiles giddily on Christmas Day as…

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A China Christmas Story: Christmas in Xinjiang

From the window of my fourth-floor Xinjiang apartment, I can hear the sound of Jingle Bells echoing between the…

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A China Christmas Story: L’chaim

Ten years ago this week, some not-too-observant American Jews living in Beijing found themselves on Christmas Eve without a…

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In Winter, or, An Old Chokey Christmas: A poem

A blast from the past by Kaiser Kuo, a poem that first appeared in his Ich Bin Ein Beijinger…

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A China Christmas Story: Taishan

I remember when I was introduced to the Chinese expat…

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Kuora: ABCs for first-time ABC China visitors

Before moving to North Carolina, Kaiser lived in Beijing for 20 years — he played in rock bands and…

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Kuora: The ‘average’ Chinese person

The “average Chinese” has never played in a rock band or been a Quora Top Writer five years running….

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Kuora: The contradictory truths of continuity and change

Kaiser Kuo is a China-watching rock star. He’s the one in the stupid hat in the picture above. He…

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Introducing: Kuora, a weekly column starring Kaiser Kuo

Readers of this site undoubtedly know our editor-at-large, Kaiser Kuo — the name, if not the voice; the legend, if…

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