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Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and editor-at-large of SupChina.

Why does China value its largely inhospitable western lands?

This week’s Kuora comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on March 20, 2017. Is China’s western land worth anything?…

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‘American Factory,’ reviewed

Minor quibbles aside, American Factory serves up heaps of humanity and is rich in both pathos and bathos, with moments…

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The SupChina Quiz: Books

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz about food. Today, in conjunction…

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What’s in a Chinese name?

This week’s Kuora comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on January 1, 2011. How do Chinese names work? That…

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Chinese web censorship works. Unfortunately, it’s never going away

While protests continue in Hong Kong, the government on the Chinese mainland has been increasingly aggressive in its propaganda, painting…

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Why Chinese are good at math (and it’s not racial)

China and the U.S. were co-champions of the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad, held last month at the University of Bath in…

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Chinese opinions on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened this week 74 years ago, on August 6 and 9, respectively. This…

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Will China ever be ready for democracy?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s recent answers originally posted to Quora on November 2, 2017. Would China be…

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The SupChina Quiz: Chinese food

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz about Xinjiang. Today, we…

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Why do Chinese people like their government?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on January 11, 2015: Why do so many…

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For the Xi’an traveler, learn about the man behind the Terracotta Army

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on July 13, 2019: What tips do you…

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Why Chinese people don’t need deodorant

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on June 7, 2015: I am an American…

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Kuora: The best part of Beijing are its people

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on February 15, 2016: Is Beijing a good…

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The SupChina Quiz: Xinjiang

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time. Last month was a quiz in commemoration of the 30th…

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Kuora: How much Chinese culture should first-gen immigrants pass on?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on June 22, 2015: As a first-generation…

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