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Feature Articles

Were they lost students or inept spies for China?” – Foreign Policy, 2021
How strained US-China relations are playing out at American universitiesSouth China Morning Post, 2020
End of an Era? A History of Chinese Students in AmericaSupChina, 2020
Tiananmen shaped China’s history. But Chinese millennials have mixed views about its legacyTIME, 2019
1919 to 2019: A century of youth protest and ideological conflict around May 4SupChina, 2019
Caught in a Crossfire: Chinese Students Abroad and the Battle for Their HeartsSupChina, 2018
Why is Beijing So Worried About Western Values Infecting China’s Youth?ChinaFile, 2017

Should You Go to North Korea While You Still Can?Foreign Policy, 2017
China’s Angriest Newspaper Doesn’t Speak for China.” Foreign Policy, 2017
Why the Rise of Robots Will Hit Developing Countries Hardest.Asia Society, 2017
It’s Five O’Clock in Pyongyang.” The Atlantic, 2016
How China’s ‘Century of Humiliation’ Haunts Its Quest For Olympic Glory.” The Atlantic, 2016
From 9/11 to 3/11: How Survivors of Two Disasters Help Each Other Cope,” Asia Society, 2016

The Education of Detained Chinese Feminist Li Tingting.” ChinaFile, 2015

A Glimpse Into Chinese Nationalism.” The Diplomat, 2014
Eating Bitterness: Hardship and Opportunity for Rural Women in China.The Atlantic, 2013
Are China’s Colleges Too Easy.” Economic Observer, 2013
Missionaries in the Middle Kingdom.” Economic Observer, 2013
China’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment.” Foreign Policy, 2012
China’s Buildings Need to ‘Go Green’ Before It’s Too Late.The Daily Telegraph, 2011.
March of the Freshmen.” Foreign Policy, 2011 


American Universities in China — Free Speech Bastions or Threat to Academic Freedom?” Asia In-Depth, 2017
North Korea’s Market Millennials.” Asia In-Depth, 2017
Myanmar’s Road to Democracy.” Asia In-Depth, 2015
Iran’s Political ‘Midlife Crisis.'” Asia In-Depth, 2015