For anybody who still thinks China is a great business environment or that China has a bright future as a research hub, intellectual incubator, or simply a good place for their next office or factory, I would strongly suggest spending 30 minutes trying to do a few routine tasks that involve using the Internet.
Empires want to be respected. Nation-states need to be loved. It’s a simple formula, and one that I share with author and historian of empire Pankaj Mishra.
When an American historian tries to translate his latest book into Chinese, wacky hilarity ensues. .
For whatever reason, a shocking number of people are terrified, actually overcome with fear by….Snickers.
How many lifetimes does it take for two souls to truly bond? Susan Barker’s remarkable book The Incarnations is a time-bending fantasy with an unknown (and possible unreliable) narrator sweeping us down the rabbit hole of history.