Monthly Archives: August 2011

What a Maserati and Jet Li Say about Civil Society

A while ago the Chinese internet latched onto the story of Guo Meimei, a young woman who posted pictures of herself wearing luxury clothes and driving a Maserati. The controversy is that the girl also claimed she worked for the … Continue reading

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The Banyan Tree: China Writes Fiction

In China, like anywhere else, young people often stare or poke at their cell phones. A little different is that what they’re looking at is quite likely fiction—short, written for cell phone, internet-downloaded fiction. What’s awesome about this is not … Continue reading

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