In Manchuria

April 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

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My review of Michael Meyer’s great new book on Manchuria (NE China) is in the new Literary Review.

Asia House talk

April 7, 2015 § Leave a comment

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I’ll be taking part in an event on the Silk Road at Asia House on May 14. More details here.

Highlight Arts

March 10, 2015 § 4 Comments

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There’s an extract from my forthcoming book China’s Forgotten People on the Highlight Arts blog – you should spend some time on their site to learn about the diverse and important work they do.

‘Utterly Vile’

September 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

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My verdict on the verdict for Ilham Tohti is on the Dissent blog.

Previous piece on Tohti here

Islamic State piece on Vice News

September 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Iraqi sources claim to have caught a Chinese citizen fighting for the Islamic State militant group.

My piece on China’s recent claims that fighters from Xinjiang are training with IS is up at Vice News.

‘Virtual water’

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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An interview I did for china dialogue on China’s water scarcity and agriculture is now online.

What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘the Uyghurs’

June 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Back street in Urumqi, September 2013

Back street in Urumqi, September 2013

Firstly, apologies to Raymond Carver for being yet another desecrator of his great title.

Secondly- this is the title of my latest piece on Xinjiang, which is in the Summer issue of Dissent mag.

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