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2009

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Coming Distraction: Shanghai Girls

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Coming Distractions: Postcards from Tomorrow Square

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Coming Distractions: The Annual AAS Meeting

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Coming Distractions: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun–A New Translation

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Coming Distractions: The Wobbling Pivot

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Commemoration in 2009

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Commentators on Clinton on China

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Contributors Around the Web

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Contributors Around the Web, II

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Current History: Issue on China and East Asia

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Debating the Summer Palace

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Digital Traces of 1989

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Double Take

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Dutch Treats

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Events: Bay Area

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Everything Old is New Again

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FAQ#8: Was there a Master Plan to use the Olympic Games to Promote a Positive Image of China to the World ?

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Fascinatin’ Facts

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Fell Rains

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Five Quirky Blogs to Check Out

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Follow-up Interview with Lijia Zhang, author of Socialism is Great!

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For Book Lovers and China Enthusiasts…

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Free Book up for Grabs

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From the AAS

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Frontline and China

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Geithner in Beijing–What to Read (or Perhaps Re-Read)

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Getting Ready for National Day: A Six-Step Plan

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Global Shanghai’s Futuristic Side

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Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!

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Historical Bafflement of the Chinese People

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Holiday Gift Guide 2009

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In Case You Missed It: Repeat After Me

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Incense Power, Incense Peace

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In Search of Old Shanghai (Buildings)

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Intellectuals and the Nation in China and India: A Public Roundtable

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Intellectuals and the Nation in China and India: A roundtable report

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James Hevia on Summer Palace Relics

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Jokes from Post-Reform China

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Jokes from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)

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Journal of Asian Studies 68.2

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June 4 Around the World: A Letter from Lima and a Hong Kong Perspective

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June 4 Around the World: California

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June 4th Around the World: Notes from One Week After the Anniversary

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Lijia Zhang: Virtually and In Person

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Living the Game: WoW-China

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Long Live the Nation

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Looking Backwards: From 1989 to Han Times and from 2008 to 1964

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Lu Xun and Translation

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Magic Lanterns

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Marxist Mash-ups

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More China Writing in Surprising Places: Japan Focus

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More Web-Based Resources for Learning and Reading Chinese

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National Day: Sneak Preview

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New Quiz Winner

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NIMBY Comes to China Revisited

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Obama in China: Final Thoughts

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Obama in China: Friendly Advice II

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Obama in China: Readings Around the Web

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Obama Recommendations: VI

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Obama to Visit China

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Of Books, Bloggers, and the Buddha

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On Contemporary China

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One Year Ago

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On the Web: Images of China

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On the Web: Local Connections, National Reflections webcast

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Party Girl

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Patriotism

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Peter Hessler: Readings on the Web

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Quiz Winners and a New Quiz

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Reading Roundup

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Reading Round-Up

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Reading Round-Up

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Reading Round-Up: 12/18/09

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Reading Round-Up: December 3, 2009

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Readings

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Readings Around the Net

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Readings: Expo Preparation, Food, Music, and Fashion

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Readings for August 3

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Readings for International Women’s Day

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Readings on 1999’s "May 8th Tragedy"

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Readings on Liu Xiaobo and Xu Zhiyong

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Readings on Speech and Protest in China

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Readings on Xinjiang

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Recommendations for Obama: V

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Reflecting on Tiananmen, 20 Years Later

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Reports from the West

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Reports on China Environment

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Resource: Images of 1972 China

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Rocker

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RSS Feeds

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Self-Promotion Saturday

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Self-Promotion Saturday: Conferencing in Shanghai

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Self-Promotion Saturday: Upcoming Events

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Self-Promotion Saturday: Upcoming Events

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Shanghai Expo: The US Pavilion is On

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Shanghai Girls

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Short Takes: More on Obama in China

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Siaolin Stands Up

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Some Expo-Disney Connections