Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, the author of books such as China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2010; updated second edition, with contributions by Maura Elizabeth Cunningham, 2013), and the co-editor of Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land (University of California Press, 2012). He is the Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies as well as a member of the editorial board of Dissent Magazine, and he has written reviews and commentaries for newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the FT, and the New York Times, as well as for a wide range of magazines and journals of opinion, including New Left Review and the TLS. Find him on Twitter at @jwassers.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Then They Came for the Bookseller

The ongoing threats to free expression in Hong Kong, which are again in the headlines, need to be placed in a long-term historical context....


Hong Kong Visions

"I'm used to Hong Kong streets being noisy; instead it was eerily silent."...


China and the Nobel IV

Part IV of our series on China and the Nobel Prize for Literature. LARB's Asia editors Megan Shank and Jeffrey Wasserstrom ...


Why Hong Kong?

Snowden ran there; Wasserstrom combs through his own 25-year relationship....


Hot Dystopic: Orwell and Huxley at the Shanghai’s World Fair
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