A review of China's Cosmopolitan Empire by Mark Lewis. Tom Scocca reviews The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China by Hannah Pakula (and more and more and more and more). A veil has begun to lift on prosaic stories of the Cultural Revolution — some sad, some funny, most humdrum to an extreme. From Portal, a special issue on Post-Mao, Post-Bourdieu: Class and Taste in Contemporary China. What in the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville could conceivably be thought to offer any guidance for the study of contemporary China? From Beijing Review, an interview with John and Doris Naisbitt, authors of China's Megatrends; and an article on what has happened to China's cultural relics overseas. From LRB, Perry Anderson reviews books on China (and more ). There's a new Red Scare — but is China really so scary? An interview with Kent Deng on books on China in the world economy. Has China’s economic success left a spiritual void inside the country? (and more) China's love consultants offer dating advice and wardrobe tips — they'll even adjudicate lovers quarrels. How the habits of China’s users are already making an impact beyond the web. China’s Cyberposse: Internet users are hunting down and punishing people who have attracted their wrath. How to spell Chinese porn in Internet: Are they on an anti-smut moral crusade, or simply using porn to censor the Web as their online population explodes? Jill Yen (Essex): Dangerous
 Masculinity:
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. Love Motel 2.0: Taiwan's love motels are stepping up their game with outrageous themes, movie marketing and extra privacy. Meet Chthonic, Taiwan's premier metal act — don't expect to see them in China anytime soon. A look at why Taiwan is more Chinese than China.

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