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  1. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Asia Trap: What Do We Do Now? (2 Reviews)
    America and China, by Hsin-hai Chang
    1. America and China by Hsin-hai Chang
    2. Vietnam: Between Two Truces by Jean Lacouture
    The Nation, May 2, 1966, p. 524
  2. [+]
    The Battle for Hong Kong (Review)
    A Borrowed Place, by Frank Welsh
    1. A Borrowed Place by Frank Welsh
    The New York Review of Books, April 7, 1994, pp. 16-20
  3. [+]
    Betrayal (Review)
    The Last Governor, by Jonathan Dimbleby
    1. The Last Governor by Jonathan Dimbleby
    The New York Review of Books, September 25, 1997, pp. 57-60
  4. [+]
    The Bottom of the Well (2 Reviews)
    Gender Politics in Modern China, by Tani E. Barlow
    1. Gender Politics in Modern China by Tani E. Barlow
    2. Engendering China by Christina K. Gilmartin, Gail Hershatter, and Lisa Rofel, ...
    The New York Review of Books, October 6, 1994, pp. 24-30
  5. [+]
    Brutalized in China (2 Reviews)
    The Vagrants, by Yiyun Li
    1. The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
    2. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
    The New York Review of Books, March 11, 2010, pp. 38-39
  6. Articles
    "Cease-Fire First"
    Conversation with a Monk
    The Nation, December 25, 1967, pp. 678-681
  7. Books
    [+]
    Changes of tune in China (3 Reviews)
    The Making of Foreign Policy in China, by A. Doak Barnett
    1. The Making of Foreign Policy in China by A. Doak Barnett
    2. China's One-Child Family Policy by Elizabeth Croll, Delia Davin, and Penny Kane
    3. Ideology and Policy in China Since the Third Plenum, 1978-84 by Stuart R. Schram
    The New Statesman, November 22, 1985, p. 26
  8. The China connection
    The New Statesman, September 12, 1986, p. 17
  9. Foreign
    China struggles with the one-child-family policy
    The New Statesman, March 21, 1986, p. 19
  10. [+]
    The China We Don't Know (2 Reviews)
    Catastrophe and Contention in Rural China, by Ralph A. Thaxton Jr.
    1. Catastrophe and Contention in Rural China by Ralph A. Thaxton Jr.
    2. Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang
    The New York Review of Books, February 26, 2009, pp. 38-40
  11. [+]
    China: The Defining Moment (Review)
    The Legacy of Tiananmen, by James A.R. Miles
    1. The Legacy of Tiananmen by James A.R. Miles
    The New York Review of Books, January 9, 1997, pp. 33-36
  12. [+]
    China: The Shame of the Villages (2 Reviews)
    Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China, by Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickow...
    1. Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China by Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz, and Mark Selden, ...
    2. From Comrade to Citizen by Merle Goldman
    The New York Review of Books, May 11, 2006, pp. 37-39
  13. Foreign
    China's army splits
    The New Statesman, May 9, 1986, p. 21
  14. Foreign
    China's human rights
    The New Statesman, June 13, 1986, pp. 19-20
  15. China's latest U-turn
    The New Statesman, January 24, 1986, p. 20
  16. China's marxism
    The New Statesman, January 11, 1985, p. 20
  17. China's trade with hated Japan
    The New Statesman, December 13, 1985, p. 20
  18. China's writers spurn Party advances
    The New Statesman, June 28, 1985, p. 19
  19. The Chinese Heresy
    Encounter, April 1988, pp. 21-26
  20. [+]
    Col. America (Review)
    The Betrayal, by William R. Corson
    1. The Betrayal by William R. Corson
    The New York Review of Books, April 10, 1969, pp. 38-39
  21. [+]
    Contemporary Affairs (Review)
    Thunder from the East, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
    1. Thunder from the East by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2000, p. 135
  22. The Dalai Lama on Succession and on the CIA
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 1999, pp. 48-49
  23. Books
    [+]
    Decisions for War (2 Reviews)
    Papers On the War, by Daniel Ellsberg
    1. Papers On the War by Daniel Ellsberg
    2. Fire in the Lake by Frances FitzGerald
    The Saturday Review, August 19, 1972, pp. 54-55
  24. [+]
    Democratic Vistas? (4 Reviews)
    China's Transition, by Andrew J. Nathan
    1. China's Transition by Andrew J. Nathan
    2. Democratization in China and Taiwan by Bruce J. Dickson
    3. The Political Economy of Corruption in China by Julia Kwong
    4. Beyond Beijing by Dali L. Yang
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1998, pp. 26-33
  25. Deng magics up democracy
    The New Statesman, August 1, 1986, p. 18
  26. Dengism declines
    The New Statesman, October 4, 1985, p. 20
  27. [+]
    Dissecting a Sparrow (5 Reviews)
    Mass Movement in a Chinese Village, by Isabel Crook and David Crook
    1. Mass Movement in a Chinese Village by Isabel Crook and David Crook
    2. Inside Peking: A Personal Record by Beverley Hooper
    3. For Mao by Philip Corrigan, Harvie Ramsay, and Derek Sayer
    4. Broken Images by Simon Leys
    5. The China Difference by Ross Terrill
    The New Statesman, January 18, 1980, pp. 94-95
  28. Doling Out Dissidents
    The Weekly Standard, May 4, 1998, pp. 14-15
  29. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Dripping Water and the Rock (3 Reviews)
    Cold Nights, by P.A. Chin
    1. Cold Nights by P.A. Chin
    2. Fortress Besieged by Ch'ien Chung-Shu
    3. Literature of the People's Republic of China by Kai-Yu Hsu
    The New Statesman, May 9, 1980, p. 712
  30. [+]
    The East is read (Review)
    Behind the Forbidden Door, by Tiziano Terzani
    1. Behind the Forbidden Door by Tiziano Terzani
    The New Statesman, June 20, 1986, p. 32
  31. [+]
    The Empire Strikes Back (5 Reviews)
    Tiananmem: The Rape of Peking, by Michael Fathers and Andrew Higgins
    1. Tiananmem: The Rape of Peking by Michael Fathers and Andrew Higgins
    2. Tiananmen Square by Scott Simmie and Bob Nixon
    3. Tiananmen Diary by Harrison E. Salisbury
    4. June Four
    5. Beijing Spring by David C. Turnley, Peter Turnley, and Melinda Liu, ...
    The New York Review of Books, February 1, 1990, pp. 21-25
  32. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Forms of Modern Sinology (3 Reviews)
    Student Nationalism in China, 1927-1937, by John Israel
    1. Student Nationalism in China, 1927-1937 by John Israel
    2. When China Wakes by Robert Guillain
    3. Peking and People's Wars by Samuel B. Griffith II
    The Nation, April 10, 1967, pp. 468-471
  33. [+]
    General (Review)
    China and Ourselves, by Bruce Douglass and Ross Terrill
    1. China and Ourselves by Bruce Douglass and Ross Terrill
    The American Historical Review, December 1971, p. 1524
  34. General
    The American Historical Review, June 1973, p. 658
  35. [+]
    Giap, Chou and the Willies (2 Reviews)
    Big Victory, Great Task, by General Vo Nguyen Giap
    1. Big Victory, Great Task by General Vo Nguyen Giap
    2. Chou En-lai: China's Gray Eminence by Kai-yu Hsu
    The Nation, May 6, 1968, pp. 608-609
  36. [+]
    Hanoi and the Front (2 Reviews)
    The United States in Vietnam, by George McTurnan Kahin and John W. Lewis
    1. The United States in Vietnam by George McTurnan Kahin and John W. Lewis
    2. Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire by Thich Nhat Hanh
    The Nation, July 31, 1967, pp. 86-88
  37. A Hero of Our Time
    The New York Review of Books, November 11, 2010, p. 7
  38. Books
    [+]
    High Drama in Foggy Bottom (2 Reviews)
    The Pentagon Papers: As Published by the New York Times, by Neil Sheehan, Fox Butterfie...
    1. The Pentagon Papers: As Published by the New York Times by Neil Sheehan, Fox Butterfield, and Hedrick Smith, ...
    2. United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967
    The Saturday Review, January 1, 1972, pp. 23-25
  39. [+]
    Ho Chi Mihn: Poet in Leg Irons (Review)
    Prison Diary, by Ho Chi Minh
    1. Prison Diary by Ho Chi Minh
    The Nation, March 14, 1966, p. 302
  40. Holding Out in Hong Kong
    The New York Review of Books, July 15, 1999, pp. 33-35
  41. How China Lost Taiwan
    The New York Review of Books, May 23, 1996, pp. 10-13
  42. How He Sees It Now
    The New York Review of Books, July 17, 2008, pp. 4-5
  43. [+]
    How Reds Smashed Reds (Review)
    Fractured Rebellion, by Andrew G. Walder
    1. Fractured Rebellion by Andrew G. Walder
    The New York Review of Books, November 11, 2010, pp. 53-57
  44. [+]
    Ill wind (2 Reviews)
    Agriculture in China's Modern Economic Development, by Nicholas R. Lardy
    1. Agriculture in China's Modern Economic Development by Nicholas R. Lardy
    2. Food Grain Procurement and Consumption in China by Kenneth R. Walker
    The New Statesman, May 10, 1985, p. 26
  45. [+]
    In A Cruel Country (3 Reviews)
    Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic, by Bette Bao Lord
    1. Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic by Bette Bao Lord
    2. A Higher Kind of Loyalty by Liu Binyan
    3. Tell the World by Liu Binyan, Ruan Ming, and Xu Gang
    The New York Review of Books, April 26, 1990, pp. 23-26
  46. [+]
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (Review)
    The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao, by Roderick MacFarquhar, Timothy Cheek, and Eugene...
    1. The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao by Roderick MacFarquhar, Timothy Cheek, and Eugene Wu, ...
    The New York Review of Books, June 29, 1989, pp. 18-20
  47. [+]
    Jumping Into the Sea (2 Reviews)
    China Wakes, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
    1. China Wakes by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
    2. Mandate of Heaven by Orville Schell
    The New York Review of Books, January 22, 1995, pp. 52-54
  48. A Lamas' Who's Who
    The New York Review of Books, April 27, 2000, p. 15
  49. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, August 12, 1971, pp. 29-32
  50. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 27, 1989, pp. 58-64
  51. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 8, 1990, pp. 61-64
  52. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 22, 1990, pp. 52-56
  53. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 1990, pp. 67-72
  54. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 7, 1991, pp. 60-64
  55. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 23, 1999, pp. 80-84
  56. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 2006, pp. 55-64
  57. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, August 14, 2008, pp. 73-76
  58. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    The Levels of Manipulation (Review)
    War, Peace, and the Viet Cong, by Douglas Pike
    1. War, Peace, and the Viet Cong by Douglas Pike
    The Nation, October 20, 1969, pp. 414-415
  59. [+]
    Literature of the Wounded (2 Reviews)
    Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang
    1. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
    2. Voices from the Whirlwind by Feng Jicai
    The New York Review of Books, March 5, 1992, pp. 6-10
  60. [+]
    Lost Horizons (4 Reviews)
    The Myth of Shangri-La, by Peter Bishop
    1. The Myth of Shangri-La by Peter Bishop
    2. Freedom in Exile by Dalai Lama
    3. A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951 by Melvyn C. Goldstein and Geler Rimpoche
    4. My Tibet by Dalai Lama
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 1990, pp. 53-60
  61. [+]
    The Mark of Cain (2 Reviews)
    The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, Vol. III, by Roderick MacFarquhar
    1. The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, Vol. III by Roderick MacFarquhar
    2. Mao's Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings 1912-1949, Vol. IV by Stuart R. Schram, Nancy J. Hodes, and Stephen C. Averill, ...
    The New York Review of Books, February 5, 1998, pp. 31-33
  62. [+]
    Message from Mao (Review)
    Edgar Snow: A Biography, by John Maxwell Hamilton
    1. Edgar Snow: A Biography by John Maxwell Hamilton
    The New York Review of Books, February 16, 1989, pp. 15-17
  63. [+]
    Message from Shangri-La (Review)
    High Peaks, Pure Earth, by Hugh E. Richardson and Michael Aris
    1. High Peaks, Pure Earth by Hugh E. Richardson and Michael Aris
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 1999, pp. 45-47
  64. Misfortune in Shanghai
    The New York Review of Books, November 4, 1999, p. 12
  65. [+]
    The Myth of Mao's China (Review)
    China Misperceived, by Steven W. Mosher
    1. China Misperceived by Steven W. Mosher
    The New York Review of Books, May 30, 1991, pp. 19-27
  66. [+]
    The Never-Ending War (13 Reviews)
    Argument Without End, by Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight, and Robert K. Brigham, ...
    1. Argument Without End by Robert S. McNamara, James G. Blight, and Robert K. Brigham, ...
    2. Reporting Vietnam, Part Two by Ward Just
    3. Reporting Vietnam, Part One by Ward Just
    4. American Tragedy by David E. Kaiser
    5. Guerrilla Diplomacy by Robert K. Brigham
    6. Choosing War by Fredrik Logevall
    7. Dragon Ascending by Henry Kamm
    8. The Secret War Against Hanoi by Richard H. Shultz, Jr.
    9. In the Jaws of History by Bui Diem and David Chanoff
    10. A Better War by Lewis Sorley
    11. Vietnam: The Necessary War by Michael Lind
    12. America's War in Vietnam by Larry H. Addington
    13. Memories of Pure Spring by Duong Thu Huong
    The New York Review of Books, May 25, 2000, pp. 54-62
  67. 'The Never-Ending War'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, September 21, 2000, p. 102
  68. [+]
    No Trumpets, No Drums (3 Reviews)
    The Sorrow of War, by Bao Ninh
    1. The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
    2. Novel Without a Name by Duong Thu Huong
    3. Paradise of the Blind by Thu Huong Duong
    The New York Review of Books, September 21, 1995, pp. 58-61
  69. The North Vietnamese in Paris
    II. What They Don't Say
    The New York Review of Books, October 24, 1968, pp. 23-25
  70. Nothing to Celebrate
    Mourning the fiftieth anniversary of China's revolution
    The New Republic, October 11, 1999, pp. 30-35
  71. On Noel Annan (1916-2000)
    The New York Review of Books, April 13, 2000, pp. 8-9
  72. One Child Per Family (No Girls)
    The Infanticide Tragedy in China
    The Nation, July 2, 1983, pp. 12-15
  73. [+]
    The Party's Secrets (3 Reviews)
    Time for Telling Truth is Running Out, by Vera Schwarcz
    1. Time for Telling Truth is Running Out by Vera Schwarcz
    2. A Chinese Odyssey by Anne F. Thurston
    3. Chinese Village, Socialist State by Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz, and Mark Selden, ...
    The New York Review of Books, March 25, 1993, pp. 57-60
  74. [+]
    Peking, Hong Kong, & the US (Review)
    The Coming Conflict with China, by Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro
    1. The Coming Conflict with China by Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro
    The New York Review of Books, April 24, 1997, pp. 9-12
  75. Peking's Choice
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1997, p. 49
  76. The Prodigal Sons
    The New York Review of Books, June 9, 1994, p. 36
  77. [+]
    Reconsidering Vietnam (9 Reviews)
    Vietnam,
    1. Vietnam
    2. The Vietnam Reader by Walter Capps
    3. The Dynamics of Defeat by Eric M. Bergerud
    4. Strange Ground by Harry Maurer
    5. The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990 by Marilyn Blatt Young
    6. War by Other Means by Carlyle A. Thayer
    7. Vietnam at War by Phillip B. Davidson
    8. Romancing Vietnam by Justin Wintle
    9. Remembering Heaven's Face by John Balaban
    The New York Review of Books, October 10, 1991, pp. 44-51
  78. The redoubtable Yangs
    The New Statesman, February 1, 1985, p. 22
  79. The rehabiliation of Liu Shaoqi
    The New Statesman, April 11, 1980, pp. 546-547
  80. Report from the China Sea
    The New York Review of Books, August 21, 1969, pp. 35-36
  81. Return to Vietnam
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, April 9, 1992, p. 55
  82. [+]
    Verse (Review)
    China: The Other Communism, by K.S. Karol
    1. China: The Other Communism by K.S. Karol
    Commonweal, December 29, 1967, p. 412
  83. [+]
    Book Reviews (5 Reviews)
    A New U.S. Policy Toward China, by A. Doak Barnett
    1. A New U.S. Policy Toward China by A. Doak Barnett
    2. Remaking China Policy by Richard Moorsteen and Morton Abramowitz
    3. Nations in Darkness: China, Russia, and America by John G. Stoessinger
    4. America's Response to China by Warren I. Cohen
    5. Revolution and Chinese Foreign Policy by Peter Van Ness
    Political Science Quarterly, June 1973, pp. 301-304
  84. [+]
    Nuptial Pads and a Question of Inheritance (Review)
    In the Midst of Wars, by Edward G. Lansdale
    1. In the Midst of Wars by Edward G. Lansdale
    The Saturday Review, April 1, 1972, pp. 76-80
  85. [+]
    Literary Crypt (Review)
    Mao's Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture, by Richard H. Solomon
    1. Mao's Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture by Richard H. Solomon
    The Saturday Review, March 4, 1972, pp. 86-87
  86. [+]
    River of Fire (Review)
    God's Chinese Son, by Jonathan D. Spence
    1. God's Chinese Son by Jonathan D. Spence
    The New York Review of Books, February 29, 1996, pp. 39-42
  87. [+]
    The Root of Resistance (2 Reviews)
    Patterns of Vietnamese Response to Foreign Intervention, 1858-1900, by Truong Buu Lam
    1. Patterns of Vietnamese Response to Foreign Intervention, 1858-1900 by Truong Buu Lam
    2. The Military Half by Jonathan Schell
    The Nation, August 5, 1968, pp. 88-90
  88. A Sinologist in China
    Digging Beneath the "Panda Image"
    The Saturday Review, July 1, 1972, pp. 47-49
  89. [+]
    Squaring the Chinese Circle (2 Reviews)
    Chinese Roundabout, by Jonathan D. Spence
    1. Chinese Roundabout by Jonathan D. Spence
    2. The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 15, Part 2 by Roderick MacFarquhar, John K. Fairbank, and Denis Twitchett, ...
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1992, pp. 51-53
  90. [+]
    Stories from the Ice Age (4 Reviews)
    Spring Bamboo, by Jeanne Tai
    1. Spring Bamboo by Jeanne Tai
    2. I Myself Am a Woman by Ling Ding, Tani E. Barlow, and Gary J. Bjorge
    3. Lapse of Time by Wang Anyi
    4. Baotown by Wang Anyi
    The New York Review of Books, October 26, 1989, pp. 27-30
  91. 'Taiwan Stands Up'
    The New York Review of Books, June 29, 2000, pp. 36-37
  92. Talking with Wei Jingsheng
    The New York Review of Books, March 5, 1998, p. 39
  93. Books & Arts
    [+]
    A Thousand Gaping Wounds (5 Reviews)
    China and the Three Worlds, by King C. Chen
    1. China and the Three Worlds by King C. Chen
    2. Shaping of Chinese Foreign Policy by Greg O'Leary
    3. China's Role in World Affairs by Michael B. Yahuda
    4. China and the West by Jerome Ch'en
    5. China, the United Nations, and World Order by Samuel S. Kim
    The New Statesman, September 19, 1980, p. 17
  94. The Tombs of Ben Sue
    "Too Blind Stupid To See"
    The Nation, October 23, 1967, pp. 397-399
  95. [+]
    The True Story of Izzy (Review)
    American Radical, by D.D. Guttenplan
    1. American Radical by D.D. Guttenplan
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 2009, pp. 79-83
  96. 'The True Story of Izzy': An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 2009, pp. 100-104
  97. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Two Sides to the Dienbienphu Story (2 Reviews)
    Viet-Nam Witness, 1953-66, by Bernard B. Fall
    1. Viet-Nam Witness, 1953-66 by Bernard B. Fall
    2. Dien Bien Phu by Vo Nguyen Giap
    The Nation, June 27, 1966, pp. 781-782
  98. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Foreign Relations of the United States 1946, Vol. VII,
    1. Foreign Relations of the United States 1946, Vol. VII
    The American Historical Review, February 1974, p. 249
  99. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Foreign Relations of the United States, 1948,
    1. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1948
    The American Historical Review, October 1974, p. 1289
  100. [+]
    Unmaking a Village (Review)
    The Village of Ben Suc, by Jonathan Schell
    1. The Village of Ben Suc by Jonathan Schell
    The Nation, January 8, 1968, p. 55
  101. [+]
    Unmasking the Monster (Review)
    The Private Life of Chairman Mao, by Li Zhi-Sui
    1. The Private Life of Chairman Mao by Li Zhi-Sui
    The New York Review of Books, November 17, 1994, pp. 22-28
  102. [+]
    Vietnam Now (Review)
    Vietnam: Rising Dragon, by Bill Hayton
    1. Vietnam: Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 2010, pp. 22-23
  103. [+]
    Vietnam: Dead Souls (2 Reviews)
    Ghosts of War in Vietnam, by Heonik Kwon
    1. Ghosts of War in Vietnam by Heonik Kwon
    2. The Boat by Nam Le
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 2008, pp. 38-40
  104. "The War Is Over"
    Ramparts Magazine, December 1967, pp. 34-42
  105. [+]
    The War That Will Not End (7 Reviews)
    Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam, by Morley Safer
    1. Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam by Morley Safer
    2. Lost Victory by William Colby and James McCargar
    3. Slow Burn by Orrin DeForest and David Chanoff
    4. The Limits of Air Power by Mark Clodfelter
    5. As I Saw It by Dean Rusk and Richard Rusk
    6. Tears Before the Rain by Larry Engelmann
    7. Hearts of Sorrow by James M. Freeman
    The New York Review of Books, August 16, 1990, pp. 29-36
  106. [+]
    The War We'll Never Understand (Review)
    Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes
    1. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
    The New York Review of Books, December 9, 2010, pp. 53-55
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