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Chinese Student Protesting Books’ Stance on Homosexuality Meets With Officials

Chris Buckley
Gay activists in China brought their demands for public acceptance to a court.

Dream of The Bed Chamber

It is not just China’s economy that has loosened up since 1979. The country is in the midst of a sexual revolution.

China’s College Counselors Told to Join the Party — the Communist Party

Hannah Beech
China’s Education Ministry has deemed universities an “ideological frontline”.



Chinese Students in America: 300,000 and Counting

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian from Tea Leaf Nation
In 1981, when Erhfei Liu entered Brandeis University as an undergraduate, he was only the second student from mainland China in the school’s history. “I was a rare animal from Red China,” Liu said in a September 1 interview with Foreign Policy, “an...



Can the China Model Succeed?

Daniel A. Bell, Timothy Garton Ash, Andrew J. Nathan, Taisu Zhang, Mark Danner, Orville Schell
Is this a new model? Is authoritarian capitalism, Leninist capitalism, something that has durability? Have the rules changed about how countries develop? That used to be, remember, that open markets led ineluctably to open societies. How does it...

How China Wants to Rate Its Citizens

In certain respects, a national credit system of some kind is long overdue in China.

China Is Losing Interest in Learning English

Huileng Tan
China is losing interest in learning English, sending its proficiency in the global language of business falling ten places in a worldwide ranking.

Kids Get Violent: China's School Bullying Epidemic

Shen Lu and Elaine Yu
Liu Lizhu was not aware her shy, 15-year-old son had been bullied at school until he ended up in hospital with a ruptured spleen.

Teaching the Common Core in China

It was to be my first parents meeting at Zhoushan’s most elite high school.



The Eagle, the Dragon, and the ‘Excellent Sheep’

from Tea Leaf Nation
Former Yale University English professor William Deresiewicz’s book, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, created a firestorm in the United States when it was released in August 2014. “The...

Caixin Media


Hemingway's Literary Escape

Sheila Melvin from Caixin
One noonday in 2002, a friendly acquaintance of mine—I’ll call him Q—left his office in a Beijing concert hall to go to lunch and never returned. After a series of inquiries, his wife and colleagues learned that he had been arrested. Various charges...

Chinese Schools 'Robbing Young of Individuality'

Hannah Richardson
China's education system is robbing its young people of the chance to become unique individuals...

China Turns to Online Courses, and Mao, for Soft-Power Mission

“It was like watching propaganda.”



Is There a China Model?

Daniel A. Bell, Timothy Garton Ash, Andrew J. Nathan, Taisu Zhang, Mark Danner, Rebecca Liao, Ryan Mitchell from ChinaFile Conversation
The most recent public event in our ChinaFile Presents series, which we held October 15 in New York, was a discussion of the philosopher Daniel A. Bell’s controversial book, The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy, co-...

Sinica Podcast


Edmund Backhouse in the Long View of History

Kaiser Kuo, David Moser from Sinica Podcast
Edmund Backhouse, the 20th century Sinologist, long-time Beijing resident, and occasional con-artist, is perhaps best known for his incendiary memoirs, which not only distorted Western understanding of Chinese history for more than 50 years, but...