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Andrew J. Nathan

Andrew J. Nathan is the Class of 1919 Professor of ­Political Science at Columbia. His books include China’s Search for ­Security, co­written with Andrew Scobell. (May 2018)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan in a painting that has been circulating on the Internet

China: The Struggle at the Top

Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership

by Cheng Li

China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay

by Minxin Pei

February 9, 2017 issue

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting the remodeled Manyongdae children’s camp in Pyongyang; undated photograph released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on June 4, 2016

Who Is Kim Jong-un?

The weakest power in Northeast Asia manages to defy all the others

Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950–1992

by Charles K. Armstrong

Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea’s Social Classification System

by Robert Collins

The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia

by Andrei Lankov

Pyongyang Republic: North Korea’s Capital of Human Rights Denial

by Robert Collins

The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves—And Why It Matters

by B.R. Myers

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August 18, 2016 issue

Who Is Xi?

A leader in some ways more powerful than Deng or even Mao

Xi Zhongxun zhuan [Biography of Xi Zhongxun]

by the Editorial Committee for the Biography of Xi Zhongxun

Xi Jinping: Red China, the Next Generation

by Agnès Andrésy

Zoubutong de “hongse diguo zhilu” [The “Road of Red Empire” That Cannot Be Traversed]

an article by Li Weidong

China’s Future

by David Shambaugh

May 12, 2016 issue

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