Yi Xiaocuo is a postdoctoral researcher who grew up in Xinjiang and is now based in North America. The phrase yi xiao cuo in Chinese originally means "a small bunch." It is a recurring term in the Chinese Communist Party’s historical discourse to denigrate critical voices. Writing on a wide range of topics such as the politics and history of China and the borderlands, Yi Xiaocuo uses this pen name to reclaim the political stance of social justice that is often underrepresented and stigmatized by the state’s propaganda machine.
‘Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy,’ with Sulmaan Wasif Khan
This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy speak with Sulmaan Wasif Khan, assistant professor of international history and Chinese foreign relations at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, about his book, Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping. He makes the case that China’s overriding concern is for maintaining the […]
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Spring is cherry blossom season in Beijing. This picture was taken two years ago on a Leica M6 at Yuyantan (Jade Lake Park), which is famous for its cherry blossoms.