I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging in the next week as things get mental with crush. In the meantime I’m trying to make myself a better person by reading a lot, and as usual it’s mostly about China.
“The concept of the Berkeley China Initiative is China writ large,” Gold says. “It’s an effort to raise the profile of China studies on campus in all departments, disciplines, and professional schools. Some people might think, well, this is just a social-science project, but it’s not. The arts, the humanities, and history are as deeply integrated as the social sciences and the professional schools. We’re as interested in ancient history and oracle bones as we are in the People’s Liberation Army and contemporary popular culture, and inequality and environmental issues.”