Book Special + Ai Weiwei + Muehlhahn + Digital Silk Road
In China, people like to celebrate holidays "renao 热闹" – "warm and loud". With a little luck, however, the Christmas season also offers a few quiet hours there, which can be spent with a good book, for example. Ning Wang has taken a look at the most important and exciting new publications on and from China this winter. It includes everything, from an in-depth look at the country's recent history to bizarre insights into the party's cronyism.
Nico Beckert reviews a piece on digital global conquest strategies by political scientist Jonathan Hillman – and cannot give a wholehearted recommendation. Our book special concludes with a profile of the author and cultural mediator Françoise Hauser, who, despite her extensive China expertise, says: "I'll never know everything about China, and I think that's great."
Of course, our Briefings also keep you up to date on the latest news and developments. Because what is currently happening in China and Hong Kong could fill another thousand books.