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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

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The SupChina Book List

The 100 China books you have to read, ranked     This…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Book review: Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom Is Wrong, by Yukon Huang (Oxford University…

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The 2017 SupChina summer reading list

For our first summer reading list, we recommend books on a few subject areas that an informed reader…

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There is no Thucydides Trap

Book review: Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap, by Graham Allison (Boston and…

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China’s four great novels

Chinese literature has a long, rich history, but the four…

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