Launched in early 2008, The China Beat provides context and criticism on contemporary China from China scholars and journalists. Based around a group of active contributors at the University of California, Irvine, including co-founders Kenneth Pomeranz and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, the blog draws on a global group of China watchers in the U.S., China, the U.K., Australia, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, and many other locations.

The China Beat has received praise and notice in many locations, including the New York Times‘ “Paper Cuts” blog, Far Eastern Economic Review, Shanghai City Weekend, and The Beijinger. Writers who follow China issues, like James Fallows and Andrew Leonard, have recommended China Beat to their readers.

In July 2012, The China Beat registered its 1,000th and final post. It is archived here by request of the creators, Maura Cunningham, Kate Merkel-Hess, Ken Pomeranz, and Jeff Wasserstrom.

China Beat continues on Twitter at https://twitter.com/chinabeat

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2010

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Google.cn & Beyond: Politics of Digital Media, Silvia Lindtner

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Re-reading Chalmers Johnson, Daniel Little

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Not Aesopian Enough: A Chinese Publishing Fable, James W. Loewen

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Olympic Fever! From Beijing to Vancouver and Back, David Luesink

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Lu Xun, Mao Zedong, Perhaps a Badger, Sean Macdonald

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Hong Kong’s Glass Ceiling, Reenita Malhotra

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Lessons from Sichuan for Haitian Survivors, Sascha Matuszak

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As China Beat Heads Into Its Third Year…, Kate Merkel-Hess

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What I Read on My Summer Vacation (Part II), Kate Merkel-Hess

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In Search of Remembrance: Jia Zhangke’s I Wish I Knew, Ken Kwan Ming Hao

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Over Exposure, Lisa Movius

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Over Exposure, Lisa Movius and Shakhar Rahav

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You Can’t Make an Omelette with Only One Egg, Vignesh Pillai

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Behind the Headline: Water, Water Everywhere…, Ken Pomeranz

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Musings on a Museum: A Trip to Xibaipo, Kenneth Pomeranz

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“Life, it’s been said, is one big book…”: One hundred years of Qian Zhongshu, Christopher Rea

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Bill and Warren’s Excellent (Chinese) Adventure, Caroline Reeves

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Anhui’s Barefoot AIDS Doctors, Annie Ye Ren

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The Political Economy of Avatar’s Chinese Adventure, Stanley Rosen

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Blogging AAS 2010 (4), Graham Sanders

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Beijing Bibliophile, Part II: Market Change and New Technology, Eric Setzekorn

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Confessions of a Lifelong China Watcher, Angilee Shah

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How Does China Help Africa?, Angilee Shah

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How One Family Created Chinese America, Angilee Shah

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Silence is Still Golden: Women and the Metropolis in Early Chinese Cinema, Yap Soo Ei, Ji Xing, Nicolai Volland, Yang Lijun, and Paul Pickowicz

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Mao Fever and the Story of a Mao Book, Ross Terrill

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Gao Xingjian, Wolfgang Kubin, and the Nobel Prize Debate Ten Years On, Sebastian Veg

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A Tale of Three Mega-Events, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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California Dreamin’ at China’s World’s Fair, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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Looking at China from Across the Pacific and Across the Himalayas, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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“Mao in Transition to Becoming Mao”: Rebecca Karl on Her Forthcoming Book, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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On Michael Jackson in Mongolia, Hanging out at Shanghai’s World’s Fair, and Other Topics: A Quick Q & A with Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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Six Takes on Martin Jacques, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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The Dalai Lama’s Visit to D.C.: A Short Interview with A. Tom Grunfeld, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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U.S.-China Relations: A Quick Q-and-A with Warren I. Cohen, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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What I Read on My Summer Vacation (Part III), Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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Planning to Write a China Book? Just Say No, Jonathan Watts

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Before China Beat, There Was China beyond the Headlines, Timothy B. Weston

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Expo Watch 2010, Shellen Xiao Wu

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Blogging AAS 2010, Shellen Xiao Wu, Daniel Little, and William A. Callahan

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Back to the Future: Going to the World’s Fair!, Shellen Xiao Wu

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Liang Congjie, Public Intellectuals, and Civil Society in China, Guobin Yang

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More Questions Than Answers, Michelle Yeh

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Anhui’s Barefoot AIDS Doctors, Annie Ye Ren

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Questioning the “Chinese Model of Development”, Zhansui Yu

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Ann Hui’s Films and the Poetics of Mundane Redemption, Peter Zarrow

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Me, Wang Hui, and Liberal Wishy-washy-ness, Peter Zarrow

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The Freshest Kids in China, George Zhi Zhao

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What exactly happened in Copenhagen?, Yu Zhou

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Critical Masses, Commerce, and Shifting State-Society Relations in China, Ying Zhu

2009

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10/19 Reader

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1989: A Lively Dinner in a Quiet Week

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6/4/89: The Night of No Moon

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6/4 Around the World

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6/4 Around the World: The First Sequel

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6/4 Reader

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798 Faces

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A 6/4 Reader

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AAS Blogging

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Academic Journal Report: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies by Nicole Barnes

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A China Beat Reader: 6/4

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Advances and Advance Notice

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A Few Reading Recommendations

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A Few Readings around the Web

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A Few Readings around the Web This Week…

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A Man Bites Dog Story: Picky Academic Praises Journalist

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A Monster Mash(up) with Chinese Characteristics: Breaking News from the PRC for those Intrigued by the "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" Phenomenon

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Another Anniversary

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A Reader on Tibet

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A Reader: The 2010 Asian Games

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Around the Web

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Around the Web…

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Around the Web…

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Around the Web: Art and China

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Around the Web: China’s National Day Celebration

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Around the Web: China’s National Day Preparations

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Around the Web: Janus-Faced Links

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A Year of Telling Tales

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Berkshire Encyclopedia on New Media

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Berlin Wall Anniversary and China: Five Readings

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"Big Pants" Unveiled

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Bill Powell (1919-2008)

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Blogging AAS

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Blogging the AAS

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Chatting with Wen

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China Beat: A Reintroduction

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China Beat at the AHA

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China Beat Comments

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China Beatniks Around the Web

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China Beat Turns 1!

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China Events: DC and Boston

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China in 2008 Available

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China in 2008 Price Drop

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China in the U.S. Annual Threat Assessment

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China-Related Talks Around the World

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China to Me

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Chinese History Readings

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Chongqing Castle

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Clinton Plans Visit to China

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Coming Distractions: China Events at the 2009 AAS Meeting