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Cultural Revolution

If China Aspires to Global Leadership, It Should Bury Mao

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

His brutal, unpredictable dictatorship has disappeared, but in its place has emerged a blander, more prosaic and bureaucratic authoritarian system. Still, the Chinese people remain in chains, though their fetters now are gold and silver.

Matt Sheehan

China's Biggest Political Takedowns Since Mao

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Last weekend, Chinese authorities announced the arrest of the former head of the country's internal security services, Zhou Yongkang, who b...

Matt Sheehan

Why Christ, Mao And The Buddha Are Making A Comeback In China

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

BEIJING -- The dominant political narrative in China today is one of resounding triumph: targets for economic growth achieved, rival countries overtak...

Inside the Classroom: Vera Schwarcz

China Hands | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
China Hands

An interview with Vera Schwarcz of Wesleyan University on her course, "The Jewish Experience in China from Kaifeng through the Holocaust." As a schol...

Memories of the Cultural Revolution

China Hands | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
China Hands

Yifu Dong and Yi-Ling Liu share their relatives' experiences of a tumultuous era Yifu Dong My grandmother was born in Xinmin County, Liaoning Provi...

Xi, Mao, And China's Search For A Usable Past

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

By Paul Gewirtz, ChinaFile Since its founding, the United States has had understandable pride in its great achievements, but also has had to reck...

Interview with an Asian Entrepreneur: Max Ma of 7thOnline

Jane Wang | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Jane Wang

A regular series at The Wang Post, where we sit down and talk with notable Asian entrepreneurs. This week, we speak with Max Ma, the CEO and co-founde...

Two New Books Testify to the Power of Music

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

Two new books share an important attribute -- an unshakable belief that Bach, Mozart and Schubert elevate the human spirit and have the power to comfort us, to inspire us and to overcome even the greatest challenges.

The Ominous Disappearance of Xi Jinping

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The mysterious disappearance of China's heir apparent, Xi Jinping, will be unsettling for Chinese citizens and a murky leadership vacuum is the last thing China needs right now.

The Cultural Revolution Still Haunts China

Eric Margolis | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Two major events in China are sure to shape the world's newest superpower: the sensational murder trial of Madame Gu Kailai, and the top secret leadership conclave at the seaside resort of Beidaihe.

The Pragmatic Purge of Bo Xilai

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Bo Xilai, the populist former Chongqing chief recently purged from China's Politburo, was a dangerous, recidivistic force in Chinese politics. His fate should be cheered. Yes, his ouster reveals the dark side of the country's cloak-and-dagger leadership.

LiePad: Why Nonfiction Writers Must Never Change the Facts

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brandt Goldstein

Can a writer working in the realm of nonfiction ever change the facts because he's Making Art or Delivering an Important Message? The view of basically every respected journalist is Hell No. But a new book takes the opposite view.

Cooking Revolutionary Chinese Food

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although I admit we focused on the delicious dishes at hand -- every one of them a tasty treat -- we also discussed China then and now. It was a rich family experience on many fronts.

A Family Kitemaking Business In China

Jim Calio | Posted 02.06.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

There are kites shaped like butterflies, swallows, dragonflies and centipedes. There are kites that stretch all the way across the ceiling of the shop and kites that are so small they can fit into a regular size envelope.

China's Communist Party: Not Losing Control

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

The future of China's political system will not be made in America or Europe.

China's Cultural Revolution Brings Surge in Art Collecting

nytimes.com | ROBIN POGREBIN | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

As auction houses prepare for their fall sales, Chinese collectors are expected to be a major boost for the market, raising their paddles for big-tick...

The (Untelevised) Revolution Next Door

James Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Block

I caught a glimpse of the future last weekend in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. For those of you who haven't spent time there yet, it would ...

The Forgotten Garden: Wang Huaiqing's Chinese Art In Seattle

Robert Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Ayers

The majority of Chinese artists who are squabbled over by blue chip dealers have one thing in common: The history between Mao's cultural revolution and present-day China's as a touchstone in their art's imagery.

Study: Rising Religious Tide In China Overwhelms Atheist Doctrine

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

China has enforced its anti-religion policy through decades of repression, coercion and persecution, but the lack of success is spectacular, according to a major new study.

Preserving Tibetan Culture and Arts in New York

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Heidiminx

For over twenty years, the Tibet House has operated with the function of preserving Tibetan art and culture. And this week, the Tibet House will be opening an exhibit showing the art of their students.

Why Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Prize Matters to Tibet

Kate Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kate Saunders

A new generation of Tibetan intellectuals, writers and bloggers share their concerns about political repression and state control, representing a more complex challenge to the Chinese Communist Party.

Language, Identity & Revolution in Tibet

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

The Tibetan capital doesn't have a single representative of the international media posted there. Tibetans can only send news of student demonstrations to the outside world by using rough-and-ready ways.

Beijing Music Festival 2010: China's Future in Performing Arts

Charles Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Fabius

Top leaders in the performing arts sat down with Chinese cultural officials, only to find out that China seems to be addressing the issues head-on in a fearless way. At least so it seems, watching Yu Long.

Diversity Programs Don't Stop Mad Men Sexism

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

For the health of our companies, the economy and our daughter's futures we need to do something about the inequalities women face in corporate America.

US to Muslims: Please Sit at the Back of the Bus

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Islamophobia is growing in the United States. Hate graffiti is now discoloring my own building here in New York City -- calling for the Holy Quran to ...