Issue: 2020: Vol. 19, No. 3

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 ... 
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This issue of China Currents features an eclectic mix of topics that would capture more of our attention if the world were not obsessed with the coronavirus pandemic. In that world, U.S.-China relations are not expected to markedly improve, whoever wins the U.S. presidency. In our lead article, John Krige tracks how deteriorating U.S.-China ties have upended cooperation in academic research. Neslihan Topcu explores the increasingly important role Myanmar is playing in satisfying China’s energy needs. Jiani Wang and William Scheela offer an overview of angel investing in China. Edward Yihuai Wang excavates the little known but fascinating history of the state-owned company that produced the Hongqi, the emblematic, bullet-proof limousine of the Maoist era that could go for miles with its tires shot out. And finally, Jonathan Goldstein raises unanswered historical questions about the Jewish community of Shanghai.