Alec Ash is a writer and editor living in Beijing. He is author of Wish Lanterns (Picador, 2016), literary nonfiction about the lives of six young Chinese, which was a BBC Book of the Week and featured in a New York Times interview. His articles have appeared in The Economist, Dissent, BBC, Prospect, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. He is a contributor to the book of reportage Chinese Characters and co-editor of the anthology While We're Here.
China’s ethnic policy in Xinjiang and Tibet: The move toward assimilation
This week on the Sinica Podcast, Jeremy and Kaiser speak with Tashi Rabgey, research professor of international affairs at George Washington University and director of the Tibet Governance Project. They are joined by returning guest Jim Millward, professor of history at Georgetown University and renowned scholar of Xinjiang and Central Asia. This episode focuses on […]
It snowed recently in Beijing, leading to some wonderfully fresh views of familiar landmarks. Here's the famous White Pagoda (白塔 bái tǎ) at Beihai Park near the heart of Beijing, caught in just the right waning light. Photo by Eric Favreliere