Trying to Grasp þe Reality of China Today

& BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2022-01-09 Su: First: Like me, Noah Smith is trying to become, not a China expert, but less China-ignorant. I would add Barry Naughton <https://gps.ucsd.edu/faculty-directory/barry-naughton.html> and Yingyi Qian <http://voxchina.org/show-4-41.html> to the first rank of those with accessible expertise on the Chinese economy today: Noah Smith: Six Books on China: ‘If you want true expertise on that country’s economy, I suggest checking out: Dan Wang <https://twitter.com/danwwang>, Damien Ma <https://twitter.com/damienics>, Shuli Ren <https://twitter.com/shuli_ren>, Liqian Ren <https://twitter.com/liqian_ren>, Victor Shih <https://twitter.com/vshih2>, and George Magnus <https://twitter.com/georgemagnus1>…. [But] I try to read…. So I thought I’d write some reviews of the most recent books I’ve read….

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