Issue: 2017: Vol. 16, No. 1

Editor’s Note

Article Author(s)

James Schiffman

James Schiffman
Dr. James Schiffman is an educator and journalist, most recently as a faculty member on the Spring 2023 voyage of Semester at Sea and as an associate professor of Communication at Georgia College & State University. He began teaching after a long career in journalism, which included stints in Beijing and Seoul as Bureau Chief for The Asian Wall Street Journal. He earned a Ph.D. in Communication at Georgia State University in 2012. His dissertation critically compared narratives about ... 
2017: Vol. 16, No. 1
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This issue of China Currents covers a wide range of timely issues.  Andy Wedeman’s piece analyzes China’s protracted anti-corruption campaign led by President Xi.  While many analysts had expected the campaign to wind down by now, there is reason to believe that it may continue and even escalate. John Garver writes on Indian-Chinese rivalry as reflected in the two countries’ dealings with Iran. Yong Lu introduces us to the growing “industry” of philanthropy in China and the government’s response – the first law covering non-profits. Based on her new book, Hongmei Li traces the development of advertising in China. Penelope Prime argues that China’s development is largely the result of global connections and that walking away from global markets would not be productive.  Finally, Dr. Prime interviews Dr. Lei Fang about intellectual property rights in China and the trend for Chinese companies to invest in IP in the U.S.