Tongzhi Culture

RACHEL LENG reports on the broader significance of the Chinese gay rights movement In a Beijing restaurant, I sat down to lunch with two men and two women who have been married for more than three years. All four individuals are tongzhi in “sham marriages” (行婚xinghun) with each other in which gay men marry lesbians for the sake of public and familial appearances. Kevin (all names … Continue reading Tongzhi Culture

War, History and Education

Yupei Guo and Yumi Koga reflect on their views regarding the history of the Sino-Japanese War in China and Japan, respectively <span “font-family:=”” calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:”times=”” roman”;mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” roman”;=”” color:black;mso-font-kerning:18.0pt”=””>Never forget national disgrace <span “font-family:calibri;=”” mso-fareast-font-family:”times=”” roman”;mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” roman”;=”” color:black;mso-font-kerning:18.0pt”=””>Yupei Guo <span “font-family:calibri;=”” mso-fareast-font-family:”times=”” roman”;mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” roman”;=”” color:black;mso-font-kerning:18.0pt”=””>Early on the morning of September 18, 2011, I was among over a thousand weary high school students shuffling to line up on … Continue reading War, History and Education

The Silent Dream

April Dan Feng asks her compatriots what the “Chinese Dream” means to them. A chubby, middle-aged man with glasses pretended to read on his computer while I stared at the wall in his office in the Publicity Department of the Communist Party in Chongqing. This awkward silence followed a period of seemingly smooth small talk, or rather, was ignited by my simple question: “What do … Continue reading The Silent Dream

Inside the Classroom: Susan Shirk

An Interview with Susan Shirk, of University of California San Diego, on her course, “Chinese Politics.” The year was 1971. As the United States and China started to normalize relations, PhD student Susan Shirk was one of the first Western visitors to China. After studying abroad in Japan during high school, Shirk had become determined to discover more about East Asia; for so long, its … Continue reading Inside the Classroom: Susan Shirk

Inside the Classroom: Vera Schwarcz

An interview with Vera Schwarcz of Wesleyan University on her course, “The Jewish Experience in China from Kaifeng through the Holocaust.” As a scholar, educator, and poet, Professor Vera Schwarcz is no stranger to adding her own spin to the classroom. At Wesleyan, students have fallen in love with her class “The Jewish Experience in China from Kaifeng through the Holocaust,” citing its engaging material … Continue reading Inside the Classroom: Vera Schwarcz

2013 25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations

This magazine was founded with the belief that there is incredible room for exchange of ideas and knowledge between the future leaders of America and China. In this inaugural 25 Under 25 feature, we aim to highlight students and young working professionals who have worked to further mutual understanding between these two countries. As they continue building bridges between the two countries – whether in … Continue reading 2013 25 Under 25: Leaders in US-China Relations