Julia Lovell is Professor of Modern China at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her most recent book, Maoism: A Global History (Bodley Head, 2019), won the Cundill History Prize; her previous book, The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China (Picador, 2011) won the Jan Michalski Prize. Her several translations of modern Chinese fiction into English include Monkey King: Journey to the West and The Real Story of Ah Q, and other Tales of China (Penguin Classics, 2010). She writes about China for several newspapers, including The Guardian, The Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Last Updated: December 1, 2022



Jiang Zemin, 1926-2022

Julia Lovell, Ian Johnson & more
Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96, shortly after anger about the zero-COVID policy had boiled over into a wave of protest last weekend. Jiang took the country through the boom years of the 1990s, a time now...