Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine and the author, most recently, of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, an updated edition of which was published in June.

Moon Landings

In 2013 China joined the short list of countries who have landed on the moon, but Chinese science fiction had been dreaming of just that for decades. Jeffrey Wasserstrom on the People’s Republic’s new wave of speculative fiction.

President Hu’s visit this week has generated the usual mix of bluster, but China expert Jeffery Wasserstrom recommends 5 essential books that will explain the myths and facts about China.

As the Chinese Communist Party goes from strength to strength in taking on Google and others, professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom considers a new book about how the party succeeds so well.