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Kuora: Genetics and diet: why northern Chinese people are taller than southern Chinese

Northern Chinese are taller than their southern counterparts, but why? That’s the question Kaiser originally answered on Quora on November 6,…

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Kuora: Mastering Chinese tones with ‘the Dude System’

It’s easy enough explaining the differences in the tones in Mandarin Chinese, but it’s a whole other matter for language…

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Kuora: The importance of engaging with China

Pictured: Premier Zhu Rongji with President Bill Clinton. With the Two Sessions set to wrap up, we turn again to…

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Kuora: The bias inherent in American media portrayals of China

The Bookworm Literary Festival in Beijing recently held its Committing Journalism panel, in which four foreign correspondents spoke thoughtfully about…

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Kuora: Why do technocrats dominate China’s political elite?

We’re turning the wayback machine all the way back to 2010 — and to one of Kaiser’s first answers on…

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Kuora: Cao Cao was a magnificently cruel bastard

This week, we take our subject from one of Kaiser’s favorite things in the world, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms…

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Kuora: A Valentine’s Week stroll down memory lane

Valentine’s Day is coming up (it’s this Wednesday, guys), so we’re gonna delve into Kaiser’s romantic past with a question originally…

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Kuora: China vs. Rome, and the question of cultural cohesiveness

We return to the subject of history this week, as Kaiser answers a question originally posted on Quora on January 6,…

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Kuora: Love and marriage, China style

Love and marriage, despite what the song might tell you, does not always go together like a horse and carriage…

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Kuora: On the idea that China is a civilization, not a nation-state

As a history buff, Kaiser prefers the long view, of looking at how our present is inextricably part of the…

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Kuora: China, the U.S., and what it takes to be a superpower

With our future-looking NEXT CHINA conference just three days away — it’s sold out, but you can watch on live stream —…

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Kuora: Technocratic, Confucian, authoritarian, capitalist — what is China?

China is big, complex, contradictory. Kaiser, in an answer originally posted on March 19, 2017, tries to explain. China is a…

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Kuora: How China’s perception of Westerners has changed

Today we’re highlighting one of Kaiser’s recent answers on Quora, originally posted on December 29, 2017:   Why do many young…

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Kuora: ABCs for first-time ABC China visitors

Before moving to North Carolina, Kaiser lived in Beijing for 20 years — he played in rock bands and became…

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Kuora: The ‘average’ Chinese person

The “average Chinese” has never played in a rock band or been a Quora Top Writer five years running. Still,…

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