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  1. Chinese Dreamers

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    A dream, in the truest sense, is a solo act. It can’t be created by committee or replicated en masse. Try as you might, you can’t compel your neighbor to conjure up the reverie that you…

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    • China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

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      An exciting, hugely revealing account of China’s burgeoning presence in Africa—a developing empire already shaping, and reshaping, the future of millions of people. A prizewinning…

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      • Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

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        A century ago, Chinese feminists fighting for the emancipation of women helped spark the Republican Revolution, which overthrew the Qing empire. After China’s Communist revolution of 1949, Chairman…

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        • The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China

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          How does one become the leader of the world's newest superpower? And who holds the real power in the Chinese system? China has become the powerhouse of the world economy and home to one in five…

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          • The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream

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            In China, just because something is banned, doesn’t mean it can’t boom. Statistically, zero percent of the Chinese population plays golf, still known as the “rich man’s game”…

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            • Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves

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              During the Asia-Pacific War, the Japanese military forced hundreds of thousands of women across Asia into “comfort stations” where they were repeatedly raped and tortured. Japanese imperial…

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              • 凭水而居:在逝去的湖上

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                如果你从北京沿高速公路一路向南驶向华北平原,你可能会注意到那些看不见的河流。一片玉米地上拱起的道路旁竖着交通标识,提醒着你正在跨过“韩村河桥”、“琉璃河桥”、“沙河大桥”或者“沁河特大桥”。但是绝大多数情况下,这些信息标识的仅仅是历史。在这些桥梁的下面,除了玉米,或者随风翻滚的沙尘外,什么都没有。 华北平原居住着2亿人口,出产着全中国一半以上的粮食,但是这里的人均水供给几乎是世界上最为贫瘠的。几个世纪以来的建坝、引水灌溉、防洪,以及数十年的重工业污染,已经使这个地区干涸并且连年下陷。中国领导人们不断地从别的地方引入水源进行填补,但是每年人们在华北地区仍然不得不把井打得更深。 也许没有其他地方能比白洋淀更鲜明地展示出这一地区所面临的水资源问题的严峻。这里大面积的湿地被称为华北的肾脏,在人们依然鲜活的记忆中,白洋淀湖盛产鱼鲜,清理着河水带来的污染物,并调节着这一地区的气候。今天,它不断萎缩、被污染,甚至已经无法继续养育生活在周边水域的人畜,更遑论这个国家。 在“凭水而居:在逝去的湖上”这部纪录片中,中国电影工作者张佳玲和韩颖将他们的镜头对准了那些人,他们既是白洋淀干涸的始作俑者,也是受害者。他们向我们展示了如今的困境是如何发生的,更重要的是,他们也展示了一种紧迫性:不要让白洋淀像这一地区其他河流那样,变成历史。 —翟淑珍 Watch…

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                • Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China

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                  In the spring of 1989, millions of citizens across China took to the streets in a nationwide uprising against government corruption and authoritarian rule. What began with widespread hope for political…

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                  • The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited

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                    On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried…

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                    • Voices From Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage

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                      Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong are widely regarded as the most eloquent, insightful writers on contemporary Tibet. Their reportage on the economic exploitation, environmental degradation, cultural…

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                      • Cairo in Chinese

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                        When Shen Yitong left her home in China to study French at Cairo University in 2008, she didn’t know that she would come to think of Egypt as a second home, or that she would see revolution…

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                        • Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

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                          From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy—or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption…

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