A Political and Literary Forum
Markets have played a central role in the country’s explosive development since the 1980s. But as GDP rose, inequality has soared—a stark turn away from earlier socialist ideals.
Founded a century ago, the Chinese Communist Party retains popular support by selectively repressing and responding to social demands.
While economists enshrine Hong Kong as the ideal free market, the social consequences of its neoliberal policies have been disastrous.
Some have praised China's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but its suppression of information helped cause the problem in the first place.
Reputational currency, like China's Social Credit Score, rebrands repression as rational nudging. And these algorithmic governance models are spreading.
Forty-one years after Mao's death, is there still room for his politics in a rapidly changing China?
Despite the risks, Chinese social media users are beating online censorship.
Greg Distelhorst, Diana Fu, Yue Hou
The effects of revolutionary violence on Chinese poetry.
A crosscultural reading group in Beijing.
Charles Kenny's The Upside of Down.
Yu Hua's Boy in the Twilight.
Christian weddings are on the rise in China, even among non-believers.
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Joseph J. Fischel
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