Commentaries and Shorter Pieces

Co-author with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. “There Are Echoes of China in Today’s America.” TIME (January 31, 2017).

“Committing to the Cost of Yoga.” The Billfold (January 11, 2017).

“Good Girls Revolt: The Future of Feminism in China.” World Policy Journal (Winter 2016/2017).

“Do These Christmas Ornaments Bring Me Joy?” The Billfold (December 21, 2016).

“Three Years in the ER.” The Billfold (September 2, 2016).

“Dining Out on Airline Miles: A Good Deal for Everybody?” The Billfold (August 15, 2016).

Co-author with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. “The Currency Question: Andrew Jackson and Chairman Mao.” The Diplomat (April 23, 2016).

“Denying Historians: China’s Archives Increasingly Off-Bounds.” Wall Street Journal China Real Time blog (August 19, 2014)

“‘Good Chinese Wife’ Wrings Insight from a Bad Gig.” Wall Street Journal China Real Time blog (July 31, 2014)

“The Cost of Living in Shanghai.” The Billfold (June 30, 2014).

“Communist Party’s Tiananmen Amnesia Ensures the Memory Lives On.” Wall Street Journal China Real Time blog (May 15, 2014)

“The Vulnerability of China’s Left-Behind Children.” Wall Street Journal China Real Time blog (March 21, 2014)

“China’s Para-Police.” Dissent online (July 24, 2013).

Co-author with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. “China’s Peripatetic Xi Jinping Still Must Mind His Es and Cs at Home.” Pacific Standard (June 12, 2013).

“The Costs of China’s Mega-Cities.” Dissent online (May 20, 2013).

“In 2012 It Was Full Speed Ahead on China’s Rails.” Asia Society Asia Blog (December 26, 2012).

“China’s Urban Immigrants: A Diet of Bitterness.” Pacific Standard (April 20, 2012).

Co-author with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. “Authoritarianism: There’s an App For That.” Chinese Journal of Communication 5, no. 1 (March 2012): 43.48.

“Protest and Repression in China: An Update to ‘Interpreting Protest in Modern China.’” Dissent blog (April 11, 2011).

Co-author with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. “Interpreting Protest in Modern China.” Dissent 58, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 13-18.

Co-author with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. “Liu the Laureate.” The Nation (November 1, 2010): 5.

“Against All Expectations, Commonwealth Games About to Begin.” History News Network (October 4, 2010).

Co-author with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. “China Discovers World Expo Is No Olympics.” YaleGlobal Online (August 17, 2010).

“China’s Coffee Culture.” Forbes.com (April 28, 2010).

Co-author with Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. “Obama’s Trip to China—The View from the Seventies.” History News Network (November 23, 2009).

Editor and regular contributor to The China Beat, 2008-2012.

Associate Editor and contributor to ChinaFile, 2011-2012.