Katalin Street

October 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

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I wrote a piece for 3 a.m. magazine about Magda Szabó.


CUP and ‘Academic Freedom’

August 22, 2017 § Leave a comment


I wrote about Cambridge University Press’s decision to censor some of its content in China for the London Review of Books Blog.

Reading in Stockholm

July 25, 2017 § Leave a comment

Looking forward to reading from The Casualties in Stockholm next week. Event details here.

The ‘perfect police state’

June 23, 2017 § Leave a comment


Two very good pieces from Xinjiang this week – one, a look at the securitisation of Xinjiang by Tom Philips in The Guardian (in which I am quoted), the other a nice piece of reporting from Bortala in Xinjiang by Edward Wong from the New York Times.

The China Journal

June 8, 2017 § Leave a comment


Thanks to Timothy A. Grosse for his generous review of China’s Forgotten People in The China Journal.

Coming out in September

June 6, 2017 § Leave a comment

Chasing the Chinese Dream

The Souls of China

June 5, 2017 § Leave a comment


I wrote a piece on Ian Johnson’s remarkable book about the rebirth of religion in China for Literary Review.

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