- Harvard UniversityNieman Fellowship, 2006 - 2007
- Free University of BerlinSinologie, 1989 - 1992
- Taiwan National Normal University Mandarin Training CenterChinese, 1986 - 1988
- Peking UniversityChinese, 1984 - 1985
- University of FloridaAsian Studies/Journalism, 1981 - 1985
- writer2010 - presentself-employed writer, working for several publications, including the New York Times, New York Review of Books, Journal of Asia Studies, the German think tank MERICS. See my home page for a complete list, as well as recent articles.
- New York Review of Bookscontributor, 2010 - present
- New York Timescorrespondent, 2010 - present
- The Wall Street Journalreporter, manager, 1997 - 2010
- The Baltimore Sunreporter, 1992 - 1997
Rupert Conwell: This is one 2012 hopeful who's had his chips
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Book review: 'The Fate of Zhuangzi in Modern China' by Liu Jianmei
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The New Olympic Arms Race by Ian Johnson | NYRblog | The New York Review...
You can follow the Olympics two ways. First, there's the right way: you pay attention to the athletes and root for great performances. You s
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The China Beat · Xi’an Profiles: A Quick Q & A with Author Michelle ...
Blogging How the East Is Read
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One of China's most outspoken public intellectuals, Ran Yunfei was detained last year after calls went out for China to emulate the “Jas
Razing History: The Tragic Story of a Beijing Neighborhood's Destruction
As the Chinese capital develops, the demolition of historic neighborhoods and displacement of once-secure families is becoming one of the ci