A China Scholar's Long March, 1978–2015: Reflections on a Changing China
- About the Book
A China Scholar’ Long March is a collection of fifty pieces written between 1978 and 2015 by Charles Horner, a China Scholar, a former U.S. government official, and the author of the two-volume work Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate. The pieces originally appeared in general interest publications such as The American Interest, The National Interest, and Commentary; in newspapers like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post; and in some more specialized periodicals such as China Heritage Quarterly and the Naval War College Review.
The first piece dates from 1978, when the so-called ‘Rise of China’ was about to begin and, as such, Horner’s writings span a generation of China’s trying to make sense of its own rise and of American scholars and commentators trying to make sense of it also. Horner’s 1992 article, ‘China on the Rise’ is now bracketed, a quarter century later, by a growing sense that the so-called Rise of China is coming to an end, and that a generation of commentary about it is about to come to an end along with it.
- Charles Horner is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and is the author of the two-volume work, Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate. He studied China’s history at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, National Taiwan University, and Tokyo University. He has served in the U.S. Government and taught at Georgetown University.