The Blog July 15, 2020

What We're Reading This Week

‘Culling Tea’ (c1869), attributed to Lai Fong (or Afong, Chinese, 1839-90). Photo credit: Aeon

Chloe Bordewich 

Robin Wright, "To The World We're Now America the Racist and Pitiful", The New Yorker

Robin Wright examines America's global role as the purported champion of liberal democracy amid the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lisa Hajjar & Hedi Viterbo, "Seeing State Secrets: The Significance of Abu Zubaydah's Self-Portraits of Torture", Jadaliyya

 

Meghna Chaudhuri

Andrew Liu, "Notes Toward a More Global History of Capitalism: Reading Marx's Capital in India and China"Spectre 

Andrew Liu's notes and reflections on his book "Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India", in which he situates a new global history of capitalism and Marxist economic theories in a non-European context. 

Edward Anderson, “Just a Guy on a Horse in the Garden” India’s troubled relationship with colonial-era statues", The Caravan

Edward Anderson retraces the heritage of British colonialism in India. 

Amit Chaudhuri, "Up at Oxford", Los Angeles Review of Books

Amit Chaudhuri recounts the textures of academic and every-day life in Oxford in the 1980s. 

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