Transpacifica is primarily written by Graham Webster, a fellow researching U.S.–China Relations at the Yale Law School China Center. Here, since 2006, I write about East Asian politics mostly in China and Japan, the Internet and society, the environment, and contemporary art. Unavoidably, I sometimes veer off topic—even with a topic as large as the Pacific.
I speak only for myself and do not represent any of these things I'm affiliated with:
• Fellow on U.S.–China Relations, The China Center, Yale Law School
• Adjunct Instructor, Center for Global Affairs, New York University
• Contributor, 八八吧 :: 88 Bar
- Review: ‘How New and Assertive is China’s New Assertiveness’ by Alastair Iain Johnston, Spring 2013
- Updated: Did the Chinese government really call Diaoyu/Senkaku a ‘core interest’?
- Is the China-Japan confrontation Xi’s inside political play, or part of a broader move?
- Why one might think the US government sees China as threat no. 1
- Fighting ‘the myth of unitary control’ in China cybersecurity politics
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Tag Archives: China
[This review is part of a new experiment. I have read for general impressions, main points, and potentially useful material for myself and others. This is not a detailed methodological or theoretical examination, nor is it a conscientious summary. I have … Continue reading
My latest for Al Jazeera English asks for more recognition of pluralism and ambiguity when governments and firms accuse “China” or the “Chinese government” of hacking. Check it out! For fun, my first piece for Al Jazeera fought the notion … Continue reading
The China Story website from Australian National University has a wonderful interview with Mark C. Elliott,* a professor at Harvard University and an authority on the role of Manchu and other ethnic ideas in Chinese history. The full interview is … Continue reading
Shanghaiist has just posted a fairly snarky story claiming, as it summarizes well in the headline, that “The New York Times might or might not be blocked in China (but probably isn’t).” I think they’re off the mark. The writer’s … Continue reading
The Asia Society and the Rhodium Group on Wednesday released a follow-up to their 2011 report on Chinese outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in the United States. This report zooms in on California to analyze the particularities of that large … Continue reading
It just so happens that today is not one of the more beautiful days in Beijing. After a week of generally glorious fall weather, with exceedingly clear air (except once or twice), the national holiday is over and whatever process … Continue reading
[Cross-post from gwbstr.com] This week marks my long-planned return to life based in Beijing. My arrival was met with two days of absolutely beautiful weather and clear air (obviously the result of my arrival and not the half-day downpour that … Continue reading
“So is electricity consumption no longer the reliable proxy for Chinese economic activity that it once was?” That’s the question posed by Bill Bishop at Sinocism today, following on reports that power consumption data in some sectors were inflated, and … Continue reading