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Manga Story Writer’s Secret for Success

The Yomiuri Shimbun reports: While their drawings are different, the two manga have something in common: They are both mysteries that are based on popular series. They also have the same author. Shin Kibayashi has contributed stories to the two [...]

Arthur Waldron: ‘There is No Thucydides Trap’

Arthur Waldron is a notable scholar of Chinese history and military affairs whose views are often out of sync with conventional wisdom. In this book review, he argues persuasively against a concept that has become a pillar of establishment thinking [...]

Writing China: Faith and Love in a Shenzhen Brothel

It’s an enduring mystery for anyone who has spent significant time walking China’s streets: What world lurks in the backrooms of the ubiquitous, neon-lit hair salons conspicuously staffed by scantily clad women? Hounded to near-extinction under [...]

Writing China: The Return of Chinese Soul-Seaching

Ian Johnson on his new book, ‘The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao’ Te-Ping Chen writes: In parks scattered across Chinese cities are millions of brightly colored exercise machines, popular among the elderly. Ian [...]