Month: March 2011

  • Tonight on Frontline: Ai Weiwei

    Just a note to remember that tonight marks the debut of the abbreviated version of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a biopic/documentary about one of China’s most internationally prominent artists. Rumor has it that video will be available online soon after. The film has been the recent work of Alison Klayman and others. I posted links […]

  • 'Crisis in Japan: The Way Forward' at Harvard [live blog]

    I’m going to be blogging my notes from Harvard’s “Crisis in Japan: The Way Forward” event, ongoing now with live video here. Usual caveats apply: this is an unedited draft; notes not in quotes are paraphrased; quotes not checked against recording. Starting at 4:09 p.m. EDT. Working to create a digital archive. Prof. Andrew Gordon […]

  • The rise of Yukio Edano?

    With the world’s attention on the unfolding tragedy in Japan, I completed a short interview this week with Daniel Sneider of Stanford on the post-quake future of Japanese politics. It’s online now at NBR. One of Sneider’s most interesting points was that, as the Kan administration works through the present crisis, the prominence of Chief […]

  • Three great paragraphs on the internet and Chinese 'revolution'

    This from Guobin Yang of Barnard College, Columbia University, in The New York Times: Protest is also increasingly common on the Internet. I recently counted 60 major cases of online activism, ranging from extensive blogging to heavily trafficked forums to petitions, in 2009 and 2010 alone. Yet these protests are reformist, not revolutionary. They are […]