Richard Bernstein

Richard Bernstein was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Beijing Bureau Chief for Time. His latest book is China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and ­America’s Fateful Choice.
 (February 2019)

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A scene from Rithy Panh’s film S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine showing the painter Vann Nath, one of the survivors of the Tuol Sleng prison

The Insoluble Question

The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts His Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fields

by Rithy Panh with Christophe Bataille, translated from the French by John Cullen

S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

a film by Rithy Panh

Duch: Master of the Forges of Hell

a film by Rithy Panh

April 3, 2014 issue

A ceremony in Sichuan Province, China, sending off an engineer battalion of the People’s Liberation Army on a peacekeeping mission to Lebanon, January 2011

The Chinese Are Coming!

A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia

by Aaron L. Friedberg

February 23, 2012 issue

Warner Oland as Charlie Chan in Charlie Chan at the Race Track, 1936

A Very Superior ‘Chinaman’

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

by Yunte Huang

October 28, 2010 issue

Chinatown, New York City, July 2008; photograph by Simon Lee from the cover of Patrick Radden Keefe’s The Snakehead

The Empire of Sister Ping

The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

by Patrick Radden Keefe

November 19, 2009 issue

Tourists looking at photographs of Khmer Rouge victims at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 13, 2009

At Last, Justice for Monsters

Closing Order Indicting Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch

by the Office of the Co-Investigating Judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Phnom Penh

April 9, 2009 issue

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