Thursday, April 17, 2008

China & the Olympics

So, here's a new article on protests associated with the Olympics, the torch relay, and China's human rights record. Interestingly, this is what I'm teaching about next, somewhat because it's in the mail, somewhat because I've decided that I know enough about China now to talk somewhat authoritatively about it and it's important to know about. I've got excerpts ready to go from Peter Hessler's Oracle Bones, which was fascinating to read, plus several articles from The Christian Science Monitor, which is one of my favorite international papers. Anyone else keeping up with China these days?

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