Angilee Shah

May 3 '14
It seems to me that U.S. culture tolerates a kind of willful ignorance about China, the country quickly becoming its major competitor for global influence. That ignorance could be dangerous, and this book is a much-needed antidote. It’s not a survey of China’s economic and political capacities, or even a field guide to its culture; I doubt a young State Department recruit or investor would find much of value in it for twisting the Chinese situation on behalf of U.S. interests. The stories it contains, rather, are about ordinary people and for ordinary people. These characters’ backgrounds vary, but their lives come across as tellingly ambivalent, and as familiar as they are foreign. Each story is the work of an expert writer, and while the chapters present themselves as profiles, they are really conversations—speaking across cultures, languages, and prejudices. These are the kind of conversation that we all would benefit from having more of—and, if this book is any indication, we will enjoy having them, too.

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Dec 4 '13
Look mom! I made a GIF!
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Kyle Lerfarld, keeping PRI going in a Minneapolis snow storm.

Look mom! I made a GIF!

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Kyle Lerfarld, keeping PRI going in a Minneapolis snow storm.

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Oct 1 '13
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Sep 26 '13
Why hello Cold War Kids

Why hello Cold War Kids

Sep 17 '13
The coolest tree at @ucirvine

The coolest tree at @ucirvine

Sep 5 '13
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Risk Factors for Death Worldwide 2010 (source: GBD 2010 via Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation)

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Risk Factors for Death Worldwide 2010 (source: GBD 2010 via Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation)

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Sep 3 '13
Really enjoyed working on this graphic — the data was really fascinating.

Really enjoyed working on this graphic — the data was really fascinating.

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Aug 20 '13

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