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Editor’s Note

China Currents has always been dedicated to peeling back the layers of complexity in the quest to understand contemporary China, and this issue is, in my humble opinion, a shining example of how we do that. In our lead article,…

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Moscow

China’s Nina Andreeva Moment

On March 13, 1988, at the height of Gorbachev’s glasnost’ policy, an elderly teacher from Leningrad named Nina Andreeva published a letter in a conservative (i.e. anti-perestroika) Russian newspaper, defending traditional Soviet, indeed Stalinist, values against Gorbachev’s perestroika program.[1]  The…

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