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  1. After the Massacres
    The New York Review of Books, October 12, 1989, pp. 17-18
  2. The Analects of Confucius (1997)
    2 Reviews
  3. [+]
    The Archaeological Me (Review)
    The Factory of Facts, by Luc Sante
    1. The Factory of Facts by Luc Sante
    The New York Review of Books, March 26, 1998, pp. 34-39
  4. [+]
    The Art of Interpreting Nonexistent Inscriptions Written in Invisible Ink on a Blank Page (Review)
    The Communist Party of China and Marxism, 1921-1985, by Laszlo Ladany
    1. The Communist Party of China and Marxism, 1921-1985 by Laszlo Ladany
    The New York Review of Books, October 11, 1990, pp. 8-13
  5. [+]
    Balzac's Genius & Other Paradoxes (Review)
    Balzac, by Graham Robb
    1. Balzac by Graham Robb
    The New York Review of Books, January 12, 1995, pp. 22-24
  6. Behind the Turmoil in China
    Dissent, Summer 1976, pp. 236-237
  7. Broken Images (1980)
    Essays on Chinese Culture and Politics
    3 Reviews
  8. Broken Images
    Conversations in Hong Kong
    Dissent, Fall 1976, pp. 357-377
  9. The Burning Forest (1986)
    Essays on Chinese Culture and Politics
    3 Reviews
  10. The Chairman's New Clothes (1977)
    Mao and the Cultural Revolution
    2 Reviews
  11. Changes in Communist China
    Dissent, Summer 1979, pp. 292-295
  12. China's New Math
    The New Republic, March 2, 1987, p. 13
  13. China's War on the Mind
    The Saturday Review, June 25, 1977, pp. 14-19
  14. [+]
    Chinese Despair (Review)
    Six Chapters of Life in a Cadre School, by Jiang Yang
    1. Six Chapters of Life in a Cadre School by Jiang Yang
    The New Republic, January 23, 1984, pp. 34-35
  15. Art
    Chinese Landscape Painting.
    Inquiry, April 7, 1980, pp. 28-29
  16. Chinese Shadows (1977)
    15 Reviews, 3 Readable
  17. Chinese Shadows
    Bureaucracy, Happiness, History
    The New York Review of Books, June 9, 1977, pp. 17-28
  18. [+]
    The Church Goes to China (Review)
    The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci, by Jonathan D. Spence
    1. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci by Jonathan D. Spence
    The New Republic, June 10, 1985, pp. 33-36
  19. The Death of Lin Biao
    Dissent, Summer 1983, pp. 317-321
  20. The Death of Napoleon (1992)
    2 Reviews
  21. Discussion
    The Double Vision of Han Suyin
    Encounter, November 1980, pp. 79-84
  22. Fools With Initiative
    The New Republic, March 10, 1979, pp. 8-9
  23. [+]
    Giant (2 Reviews)
    Victor Hugo: A Biography, by Graham Robb
    1. Victor Hugo: A Biography by Graham Robb
    2. Shadows of a Hand by Victor Hugo, Florian Rodari, and Ann Philbin
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1998, pp. 48-57
  24. Human Rights in China
    National Review, December 8, 1978, pp. 1537-1541
  25. The Imitation of Our Lord Don Quixote
    The New York Review of Books, June 11, 1998, pp. 32-35
  26. In Defense of Madame Mao
    Dissent, Summer 1977, pp. 232-233
  27. Is China 'Different'?
    The New Republic, October 7, 1985, pp. 20-21
  28. Lawrence of Australia
    The New York Review of Books, April 21, 1994, pp. 29-35
  29. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 15, 1977, pp. 49-56
  30. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 18, 1990, pp. 52-56
  31. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 20, 1996, pp. 73-76
  32. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 19, 1996, pp. 78-84
  33. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 9, 1997, pp. 56-60
  34. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 19, 1998, pp. 76-80
  35. [+]
    Maoist History, Maoist Myth (Review)
    The Long March: The Untold Story, by Harrison E. Salisbury
    1. The Long March: The Untold Story by Harrison E. Salisbury
    Dissent, Spring 1986, pp. 237-238
  36. [+]
    Mythmaker (Review)
    Andre Malraux: A Biography, by Curtis Cate
    1. Andre Malraux: A Biography by Curtis Cate
    The New York Review of Books, May 29, 1997, pp. 25-26
  37. [+]
    One More Art (Review)
    Chinese Art of Writing, by Jean Francois Billeter
    1. Chinese Art of Writing by Jean Francois Billeter
    The New York Review of Books, April 18, 1996, pp. 28-31
  38. [+]
    A Passage to China (Review)
    The Chinese: Portrait of a People, by John Fraser
    1. The Chinese: Portrait of a People by John Fraser
    The New Republic, January 31, 1981, pp. 33-34
  39. Post-Mao China
    The End of Peking's Spring
    Encounter, November 1979, pp. 31-34
  40. [+]
    'Ravished by Oranges' (Review)
    Return to Dragon Mountain, by Jonathan D. Spence
    1. Return to Dragon Mountain by Jonathan D. Spence
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 2007, pp. 8-9
  41. Books Considered
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    Theater in London (Review)
    Comrade Chiang Ch'ing, by Roxane Witke
    1. Comrade Chiang Ch'ing by Roxane Witke
    The New Republic, June 25, 1977, pp. 23-27
  42. [+]
    Jazz: Newport Week in New York, I (Review)
    The Future of China, by Ross Terrill
    1. The Future of China by Ross Terrill
    The New Republic, August 19, 1978, p. 37
  43. [+]
    A vision of China (Review)
    The Great Statuary of China, by Victor Segalen
    1. The Great Statuary of China by Victor Segalen
    Inquiry, September 30, 1979, pp. 24-25
  44. The Wrong March
    Forty years of Chinese communism reach a dead end
    The New Republic, June 19, 1989, pp. 11-13
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