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Essay
What Beijing learned from Tiananmen: Democracy isn’t needed for prosperity
Globe and Mail, May 2014

Essay
Publishing Planet Lolita
National Post, May 2014

Features
Joseph Boyden
The Walrus

Travel
Polar Bears
The Arctic

Review
Secret history: the woman who ruled 19th-century China
Globe and Mail, November 2013

Essay
Out of Sync: Readers and writers strive mightily to imagine the future
LRC, November 2013

Review
Joseph Boyden mines Canada’s bloody past for surprising spirituality
Globe and Mail, September 2013

Review
Exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei explains why size matters
Globe and Mail, August 2013

Essay
Censorship in the digital age: ‘Words are more powerful than ever’
By Charles Foran and John Ralston Saul
Globe and Mail, April 2013

Review
TransAtlantic
by Colum McCann

Essay
End of Story: the rise and fall of CanLit
The Walrus, March 2013

Review
Pow!
by Mo Yan

Essay
Our Kids Omar Khadr
Omar Khadr, Oh Canada, 2012

Essay
Will the leadership choices in China and the U.S. make a difference?
Globe and Mail, November 2012

Essay
With Mo Yan, Nobel committee gives a nod to the might of modern China
Globe and Mail, October 2012

Review
Lionel Asbo
By Martin Amis

Essay
The rise and fall, and rise again, of the mysterious Timothy Mo
Globe and Mail, June 2012

Review
China in Ten Words
By Yu Hua

Essay
Literary Influences
Globe and Mail, January 2012

Essay
Six Ways to Woo a Reader
CNQ, 82, 2011

Review
The Fat Years
By Chan Koochung

Review
Last Man in Tower
By Aravind Adiga

Review
IQ84
By Haruki Murakami

Review
Arguably
By Christopher Hitchens

Essay
The Here and Now
Brick, Winter 2011

Review
The O’Briens
By Peter Behrens

Essay
Supersized – Big Canadian Novels
The Walrus, June 2011

Review
The Accident
By Ismail Kadare

Review
Dogs at the Perimeter
By Madeleine Thien

Essay
Yesterday’s Canadians
The Walrus, April 2011

Travel
Coming to Kamakura
Destinasians, February 2011

Feature
Liu Xiaobo
The National, December 11, 2010

Essay
“Dear Maw”
The Globe and Mail, October 23, 2010

Essay
Liu Xiaobo’s Incarceration
The Globe and Mail, October, 2010

Essay
Miscellany with a Mission
The Literary Review of Canada, September 2010

 

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