I’m proud and pleased to announce that one of my essays is coming out this fall in the collection “What I Didn’t Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher” (In […]
My newest article, a longform nonfiction piece on the trend of Chinese students studying in the U.S.A., is now up at The Big Roundtable. Featuring profiles of four Chinese students […]
My newest book review for Buddhist Door discusses the political and religious roles of women in Tibetan Buddhism – and how women are encouraging and forcing change against a religious […]
How does an ancient Indian sage relate to the bombing of Pearl Harbor? History took a long and winding road from the ancient Zen teacher Bodhidharma to the Japanese Imperial […]
I interviewed Tash Aw, the author of the new novel “Five Star Billionaire” – set in Shanghai – for the Asian Review of Books. He spoke to me about the […]
This spring I wrote a travel piece about Kunming for That’s Zhejiang, a print magazine based in Hangzhou, China. Photos by yereth.com. The first page of the article is reproduced above […]
I interviewed China expert Kerry Brown for the Asian Review of Books. The interview talks about the best of China books, what’s missing from the global literature on China, and […]
I did a series for Europe Up Close on how to ride a train across Siberia, based on my experiences in 2010. Here’s the most recent article – links to the […]
A feature on the creepiest of Chinese lore, just in time for Halloween.
A look at the struggles and successes of foreign entrepreneurs in Yunnan province, China.