Here are all my opinion pieces on topics relating to China and her neighbors.
The earliest pieces — earlier than mid-1991 — were done under my pen-name, "Giles Mathews." This is a Sinological in-joke: Herbert Giles compiled the first major Chinese-English dictionary (1892), Robert Mathews the second (1931).
|October 2, 2014||Taki's Magazine||The Great Circle of Despots||Hong Kong, in long historical perspective.|
|June 5, 2014||Taki's Magazine||Two Bad Answers …||… to politics in a postindustrial society.|
|May 4, 2014||VDARE||China, America, and the Chinese in America||An address to the 2014 American Renaissance conference.|
|February 13, 2014||VDARE||The
21st Century May Belong To Japan —
Because It's Biting The Demographic Bullet Now
|Japan leads the way.|
|December 19, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Caligula in Pyongyang||KJU offs his uncle.|
|December 5, 2013||VDARE||China Really Feels It's A Victim Nation||Handle with care.|
|August 8, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Is Democracy's Sun Setting?||And can China get along fine without it?|
|March 14, 2013||VDARE||Neo-Social Darwinism||Ron Unz joins the Great
China Guessing Game.
|February 28, 2013||Taki's Magazine||Women Spoiling Men's Fun||It's a world-wide phenomenon.|
|May 3, 2012||Taki's Magazine||The Chinese Advantage||Who will own the 21st century?|
|August 4, 2011||Taki's Magazine||Give 'Em a Country||Terrorism and self-determination.|
|May 28, 2011||Address to the Property
and Freedom Society
and the Chinese
|It's not easy.|
|May 26, 2011||Taki's Magazine||China's Never-Ending Party||Not so much a Wirtschaftswunder
as a Staatskunstswunder.
|March 17, 2011||Taki's Magazine||No Sex Please, We're Japanese||Demography and good behavior.|
|January 19, 2011||Taki's Magazine||China's Killer App||The new Internet?|
|January 19, 2010||NRO||The Authoritarian Temptation||Tom Friedman gushes over
the Chinese dictatorship.
|July 20, 2009||Taki's Magazine||Chinese Imperialism and Its Discontents||Atatürk got it right.|
|March 16, 2009||NRO||Recession with Chinese Characteristics||A wasted century?|
|August 19, 2008||NRO||Chinese Shadows||Those little pork pies.|
|August 8, 2008||Taki's Magazine||China's Island of Stability||Will they fall off it?|
|March 17, 2008||NRO||From Tibet to Chicago||Don't feel Chinese, don't feel American.|
|January 18, 2007||NRO||The Chinese Are Coming … to Africa||But not the way
Sir Francis Galton wanted.
|March 16, 2005||NRO||Soft Power, Soft Despotism||China's present and future.|
|August 12, 2004||NRO||If You're API and You Know It …||… vote Democrat.|
|March 22, 2004||NRO||The Taiwan Tango (cont.)||Presidential election in Taiwan.|
|December 16, 2003||NRO||The Taiwan Tango||Chen Shuibian gets his knuckles rapped.|
|November 10, 2003||NRO||The Sad Country||A demonstration in China.|
|October 28, 2003||NRO||Wife to a Footnote||Soong May-ling, R.i.P..|
|October 15, 2003||NRO||Thug (Uncredited)||Recalling Bruce Lee.|
|September 16, 2003||NRO||Tibet's Long Agony||Rape of a nation.|
|July 15, 2003||NRO||The Curtain Falls …||… on Hong Kong.|
|April 4, 2003||NRO||Kim Jong Il: A Modest Proposal||Let's whack him.|
|December 16, 2002||NRO||Second-Guessing China||China up? China down? Who knows? Me.|
|October 22, 2002||NRO||Nutso State Has Nukes||North Korea, that is.|
|September 10, 2002||NRO||Bloomberg Disses Taiwan||New York's mayor does a kowtow.|
|September 5, 2002||NRO||The Great Game||Maneuvers in Central Asia.|
|July 22, 2002||NRO||China: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly||A survey of the Middle Kingdom.|
|January 4, 2002||NRO||The Single Talent Well Employed||Wang Ruowang, 1918-2001.|
|November 30, 2001||NRO||Sick Man of Asia||Pessimism about China.|
|November 5, 2001||NRO||One Man's Terrorist||I practice humility.|
|September 17, 2001||National Review||China: A Reality Check||I actually went there.|
|July-August 2001||NRO||China Travel Diary||The Derbs do China.|
|June 26, 2001||NRO||Neutral on the Olympics||Bush decides not to decide.|
|June 8, 2001||NRO||A Song of Valediction||Translation of a Chinese poem.|
|May 1, 2001||NRO||Not This August||China-Taiwan: What might happen.|
|April 30, 2001||National Review||Communist, Nationalist, and Dangerous||Modern Chinese nationalism.|
|April 19, 2001||NRO||Beware the China Boosters||Guess what? They're in it
for the money.
|April 19, 2001||Taki's Top Drawer||Hainan At Home||China crisis in the living-room.|
|April 12, 2001||NRO||America Grovels||China wins first showdown with Bush.|
|April 5, 2001||NRO||What China Wants||Hint: They're commies.|
|April 3, 2001||NRO||Don't Mess with the U.S.!||Trash that plane!|
|March 20, 2001||NRO||China: A Call for Plain Speaking||What George W. Bush should say.|
|March 1, 2001||NRO||No Chinese Olympics||Why Beijing shouldn't get the Games.|
|February 5, 2001||National Review||The Tiananmen Papers||China's Three Kinds of Crises.|
|January 11, 2001||NRO||China: The Tiananmen Papers||What we can learn from them.|
|January 5, 2001||NRO||China: The End of Economism||Prospects for
the next few years.
|January 3, 2001||NRO||The Pyongyang Follies||How to deal with North Korea.|
|September 13, 2000||VDARE||Importing Sino-Fascism?||Face to face with
post-Mao Chinese nationalism.
|August 29, 2000||NRO||The Truth About China's Regime||China puts out
a human rights document.
|July 27, 2000||NRO||Lips and Teeth||In praise of Chinese corruption.|
|June 9, 2000||NRO||China's Philosophy of Oppression||Oderint dum metuant.|
|June 5, 2000||The Weekly Standard||Hitting the Great Wall of China||The nature of Chinese nationalism.|
|May 24, 2000||NRO||Another Silken Thread||Congress votes PNTR for China.|
|March 27, 2000||NRO||Three One Eight:
For China, the 20th Century Is Over
|The March 18 elections in Taiwan.|
|February 14, 2000||The Weekly Standard||The Chinese, Too, Deserve to be Free||And we could help.|
|December 5, 1999||The Weekly Standard||Hell, No, Uighur Won't Go||China's colonial problem
in Eastern Turkestan.
|May 27, 1989||The Spectator||From Dumplings to Democracy||The Chinese Democratic Party
gives a press conference.
|July 25, 1987||The Spectator||Getting Married in Manchuria||An account of my marriage.|
|November 16, 1984||The Daily Telegraph||The Great Wall of Bureaucracy
between China and Reform
|The difficulty of
economic reform in China.
|March (?), 1984||The Daily Telegraph||China's Inscrutable Face Hides
a Lost Cause for the West
|Pouring cold water on
mid-1980s enthusiasm for China.
|March 12, 1984||The Daily Telegraph||China's Brutal Sham||An attack on the TV series
The Heart of the Dragon.
|July 30, 1983||The Spectator||Dingnisheng and Shasibiya||Teaching Eng. Lit. in China.|
|March 12, 1983||The Spectator||Nepotism in North Korea||The Kims, père et fils.|