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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

The Hermit and the Empire: China after the Collapse of the Developmental Regime

18 Feb , 2018  

Reclusion

When the nomadic armies swept down from the north to conquer the splintering Western Jin dynasty, the upper classes fled across the Yellow River into the southern hinterland of their collapsing empire. In the South, they re-established the imperial court at Jiankang (within present-day Nanjing), decreeing the ascent of ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

Dead Generations

28 Feb , 2017  

As growth rates dwindle, the country seems nonetheless driven ahead by an undead, mechanical momentum. Workers are laid off with nowhere to return. Ruralites give uptheir land in exchange for a fraction of the condos built on them, soon losing their value to an inflating currency. Entire landscapes are ...

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NonPolitics

No Way Forward, No Way Back: China in the Era of Riots

26 Jan , 2016  

The following is a preview article from the forthcoming first issue of the Chuang journal.

Denim and its Discontents

 The story is now familiar: One morning in the spring of 2011, a migrant street vendor is harassed and beaten by police. That evening, rumors fly over the internet that the ...

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