September 28, 2023China
Ian Johnson discusses his new book, Sparks: China’s Underground Historians and Their Battle for the Future, which describes how some of China’s best-known writers, filmmakers, and artists have overco…
September 26, 2023China
“Despite overwhelming odds, people inside China today still publish works and make films that challenge authority. Their ideas still spread, and when problems in society reach a boiling point, they a…
September 19, 2023China
Sparks tells the story of how underground writers, filmmakers, and journalists are challenging one of the pillars of Communist Party rule: its control of history. In underground documentary films, sa…
September 29, 2023China
Chinese filmmakers, journalists, and artists are challenging the Chinese Communist Party’s version of history.
July 26, 2023China
The unusual departure of Qin Gang as Chinese foreign minister is another public setback for Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a sign that his run at the top has run into serious difficulties.