The introduction to Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power by Yan Xuetong. How China sees the world: An emerging global power hashes out its foreign policy. Aaron L. Friedberg on hegemony with Chinese characteristics. Vivian Giang and Robert Johnson on 108 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world. The trouble with Tibet: The Dalai Lama’s democratization project poses a challenge to the United States. A review of Tragedy in Crimson: How the Dalai Lama Conquered the World and Lost the Battle with China by Tim Johnson. An excerpt from The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge by Nick Holdstock. Blood, justice and corruption: Why the Chinese love their death penalty. The Chinese city of Wuhan names and shames the badly behaved in local paper. Victor Shih highlights rising inequality, economic irregularity and political heavy-handedness at the heart of modern China. Women in China have long been silenced or sidelined, if they weren’t smothered at birth — but now a booming economy has transformed their lives. How serious is son preference in China? The Big Test: Does China's nerve-racking gaokao college-entrance exam really identify the country's best and brightest, or is it even sillier and more unfair than the SAT? China's young, spoiled kids are rejecting traditional values — but can the state make Mao or Confucius seem relevant again before it's too late? In China, a place where Maoism still reigns. Still haunted by the ghost of Mao: Despite China's prosperity, the People's Republic remains in the grip of the monstrous ideology of its founder. A review of The End of Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity by Wang Hui. Stephen Roach on ten reasons why China is different.

From the latest issue of The Public Intellectual, it’s the end of men — again: Why do we love to start gender wars during recessions? Because we hate to talk about class; married women who decide to keep their own names don’t really push social buttons anymore, but there’s a limit to society’s tolerance for new conventions for family names, as sociologist Anne Nurse found; Latina, transgender and born again: Lucia Perez, who is transitioning from male to female, looks for a new life; and is (black) beauty still a feminist issue? Imani Perry wants to know. From Nieman Watchdog, how long can NATO keep going in Libya? From Spike, Jonathan Reynolds on the Sokal Hoax, fifteen years later: A philosophical reading of the controversy (and more). Wanted: Economic Savior: The Tim Geithner era is almost over — and his replacement may be the most important appointment Obama ever makes. How technology makes us better social beings: Sociologist Keith Hampton believes technology and social networking affect our lives in some very positive ways. From Swans, here is Part 1 of a three-part series on the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the best known psychology experiments ever undertaken. What happened in the basement of the psych building 40 years ago shocked the world — how do the guards, prisoners and researchers in the Stanford Prison Experiment feel about it now? Sense and nonsense in the balanced budget debate: A socialist response. From Sage Insight, an editorial on Murdoch and News of the World – as foretold in the British Journalism Review; and privacy is dead: Time to name and shame professional privacy invaders. Melissa Lafsky on eight truths about weddings (that no one ever tells you). David Leonhardt on why taxes will rise in the end.