Review Roundup

Here are two recent reviews of Ge Zhaoguang’s What is China? (Belknap, 2018), which I translated:

First, “What Do Chinese Intellectuals Do These Days?,” a review published in Twentieth-Century China by Peter Zarrow (U of Connecticut) that discusses What is China? along with Sebastien Veg’s Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals (Columbia, 2019) and Els van Dongen’s Realistic Revolution: Contesting Chinese History, Culture, and Politics after 1989 (Cambridge, 2019). It’s great to see these works placed in dialogue with one another in the same review.

Second, a review by Richard Belsky (Hunter College) in the May 2020 Pacific Affairs.

NEH Summer Stipend

My project Reading Distance: Chinese and Arabic Literature at the End of Empire was awarded an NEH Summer Stipend for 2020. Although I won’t be able to travel to some of the archives I’ll need to finish the book, I appreciate the opportunity to keep working on couple of chapters that are nearly completed.