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Patriots Day 16 Apr 2013 | 12:18 pm

A bombing is a tragedy always. But hitting Boston on Patriots Day is a blow to who we are. This is a day when everybody is out in the streets enjoying what is usually one of the first semi-warm days o...

New Post at Rectified.name: Passengers booted off of KLM plane 16 Feb 2013 | 10:05 am

Flight attendants on international carriers are very particular about safety guidelines. Many upwardly mobile Chinese tend to believe that rules are for other people. Hilarity often ensues. Continue r...

Staying Safe During Spring Festival: A Teacher’s Advice to his Students 9 Feb 2013 | 05:07 pm

Cross-posted at Rectified.name This is an actual email I sent to my students today.  I thought it also might be useful to any first time Spring Festival-ers out there.   ———————————————– Tonight is th...

Sinica Podcast: Revenge of the Call-in Show 9 Feb 2013 | 09:10 am

Last week I joined Kaiser and Jeremy for the second "Call-in" show in which the Sinica regulars take questions from the listeners. Continue reading →

Why do we call it “Spring Festival”? 8 Feb 2013 | 09:20 pm

Has there ever been a blander term than “Spring Festival”? For thousands of years it was simply the New Year, at least according to the moon. So what changed? (Cross-posted on Rectified.name) Continue...

Jottings in other places…updates and posts. 16 Nov 2012 | 05:58 pm

I do feel bad that I’ve had to put this site on hiatus for a bit while I focus on two new writing gigs plus finishing up dissertation matters. Fear not, there will be no posts, exclusive to The Granit...

September Posts at Rectified.name 27 Sep 2012 | 07:46 am

Two new posts over at partner site Rectified.name: Dude, Have you Seen my Emperor? – “Have you seen my once-in-a-decade-transition leader? If so, please send him home. You can’t imagine Hu’s missing ...

New Post: Rectified.Namaste, Part I 4 Jul 2012 | 01:55 am

I am a large mammal from a cold climate. There’s no rational reason for anyone in my condition to willingly visit India in the summer. And yet I am leaving for Delhi on Thursday and couldn’t be more e...

The Musical Manchu Podcast 30 Jun 2012 | 08:42 pm

There’s a new edition of the very cool Sinica Podcast all about Manchus.  You’ll just have to picture the look of pain on Kaiser’s face as I burst into song discussing the dilemma of Wu Sangui. By th...

New post at Rectified.Name: “The Soft Power Own Goal: China, Leeds, and Mad Men” 15 Jun 2012 | 06:32 pm

I don’t know where Leeds is, but the reaction by China to an appearance by the Dalai Lama there is  is China at its soft power worst, scoring goals in its own net and making it exponentially harder to...

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