Andrew J. Nathan (Columbia): China at the Tipping Point? From Portal, a special issue on politics and aesthetics in China. Foreseeing the Unforeseeable. AG Noorani reviews Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power by Yan Xuetong. Frank Dikotter reviews China's Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image by Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araujo (and more and more). Even the Soviet Union eventually acknowledged Stalin's Great Famine — why does China still hide evidence of its own mass starvation under Mao? Sophie Kalkreuth reviews Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City by Dung Kai-cheung. The China Pacific Construction Group plans to flatten 700 mountains to make room for a new city in Lanzhou. From, there is a “cult” offshoot of Christianity in China that believes Jesus is currently living in China as a Chinese woman.