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‘The ambiguity between truth and fiction’

Starting tomorrow until Friday, December 6, our photo section will feature images from photographer Mark Parascandola’s most recent book, Once Upon a Time…

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Water rabbits and logs: The nature of Sun Tzu’s war, reexamined

Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is one of China’s most excerpted pieces of text, cited by everyone from Bill Belichick…

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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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The SupChina Book List

The 100 China books you have to read, ranked     This is the SupChina Book List, 100 books about…

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‘Broken Wings’: Jia Pingwa’s controversial novel explores human trafficking and rural China

Locked up in the cave, the only thing connecting me to the outside world was that one window and its…

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‘A Life in a Sea of Red’: Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Liu Heung Shing

Pictured: “Coca-Cola: Feel the taste!” A young man proffers the iconic glass bottle which symbolizes Coca-Cola around the world. The…

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A new Li Bai biography by Ha Jin, ‘The Banished Immortal,’ looks at the man behind the myth

Li Bai towers over Chinese literature. But few have attempted, in English, to explain the man behind such household poems…

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Who really killed Pamela Werner? Reexamining Old Beijing’s most infamous murder

Graeme Sheppard is author of A Death in Peking: Who Really Killed Pamela Werner? (Earnshaw Books). As a police officer it can…

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‘Go into a field with human-to-human interaction’: Kai-Fu Lee on AI, big data, and the future

This interview with Kai-Fu Lee first appeared on Young China Watchers (YCW) and is republished here, with minor edits, with…

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James McGregor reviews Kai-Fu Lee’s forthcoming book, ‘AI Superpowers’

Western policymakers and business leaders who focus on the limits of China’s system should pay attention to Kai-Fu Lee’s non-ideological…

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‘The Flying Tigers’ excerpt: Roosevelt’s quest to get American fighter planes to China

Editor’s Note: They flew missions for only less than a year, but the Flying Tigers — technically the First American Volunteer…

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The 2017 SupChina Winter Reading List

Your brain needs expanding, and you need to buy gifts for your smart friends! We’re here to help with our…

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Tango Gao finds art and humor in the mundane

I meet the comic illustrator known as Tango — real name Gao Youjun 高幼军 — in a studio in the…

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‘Cracking the China Conundrum’ makes bold claims about the nature of China’s economic reality

The latest book by renowned economist Yukon Huang offers fact-based rebuttals to popular assumptions, and argues, above all, that conventional…

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The 2017 SupChina summer reading list

Ten books on China you shouldn’t miss to understand the country’s modern culture, politics, and economy.

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