Category Archives: Development

Trending: China Skepticism


Those of us who live in China take it for granted that it is not the “miracle” often portrayed in media reports. Changes over the past thirty years have been vast indeed, but as this blog’s posts of the past … Continue reading

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Dream of Ding Village – Book Review


Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke is the Man Asian Literary Prize nominated story of a small village in Henan as it is ravaged by the AIDS epidemic that spread through central China nearly a decade ago (and continues … Continue reading

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“They told us to love the Chinese and ‘look East’ for solutions” – Stories of China in Africa


As we looked at yesterday, China may not be as welcomed in Africa as some authors might argue. My friends told me a few stories after reflecting on our first discussion that I thought should be shared, but didn’t quite … Continue reading

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