Not just pandas! News from China in the week to 2nd September

News from China in the week to 2 September, including date set for 19th Congress, plans for 'flying train' and UK PM calls on Xi to do more to curb N Korea. Politics The big political news of the week was the announcement that the CCP's twice-a-decade get together (the party’s 19th National Congress) will … Continue reading Not just pandas! News from China in the week to 2nd September

Not just pandas! News from China 20-26 August

News from China in the week to 26 August, including censoring academic articles, Britain's responsibilities to Hong Kong, Party take over at Tibetan Buddhist centre and US investigates Chinese trade practices. Britain & China There has been considerable coverage in the UK and around the world of Cambridge University Press' decision to unblock articles they … Continue reading Not just pandas! News from China 20-26 August

Cambridge University Press, censorship in China and the need to stand up for academic freedom

Written by Paul Gardner. The decision by Cambridge University Press to censor articles on behalf of the Chinese government is a terrible error of judgement and a serious threat to academic freedom. CUP has not only tarnished its own reputation but, by association, the reputation of one of the world’s most famous universities and indeed … Continue reading Cambridge University Press, censorship in China and the need to stand up for academic freedom

Great modern Chinese novels or The last century in China through Chinese Literature (Part 1)

Written by Paul Gardner. Chinese literature deserves to be much better known in the West. For this blog I have selected some of my favourite Chinese novels (translated into English) from the last 100 years (and a bit). As a student of Chinese politics, I have been particularly interested to read novels that might reveal … Continue reading Great modern Chinese novels or The last century in China through Chinese Literature (Part 1)

Not just pandas! News from China 6-12 August 2017

News stories about China from the last week. Life in China Army Takes Shot at Popular Tencent Mobile Game (Caixin, 8 August) School-age teens aren’t the only ones getting hooked on “Honour of Kings,” the wildly popular mobile game from internet titan Tencent. Young officers in China’s military are also falling prey to the game, … Continue reading Not just pandas! News from China 6-12 August 2017

Book Review: “Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing up” by Xiaolu Guo

Written by Caterina Bellinetti (@ducky_cat) “It’s difficult to say what English speakers with no experience of East Asia will make of the book.” This is how The Asian Review of Books end their critique of Xiaolu Guo’s memoir. They do have a point because “Once Upon a Time in the East” is not an easy … Continue reading Book Review: “Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing up” by Xiaolu Guo

China media masterclass and panel 7 September

The Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network has organised two events during the British Association for Chinese Studies conference at the University of Glasgow from 7-9 September 2017. Chinese media masterclass with Professor Daniela Stockmann University of Glasgow, room tbc 7 September 2017, 10.00-12.00 In this masterclass, Professor Stockmann will provide advice on conducting … Continue reading China media masterclass and panel 7 September