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For Jack Chang's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia

Mar 12, 2015

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia

In his small ground-floor apartment just a few blocks from Beijing’s landmark Bird’s Nest stadium, Chinese-language teacher, writer and do-it-yourself documentary maker Xu Xing is urgently preserving what he can of China’s forbidden past. Traveling usually by himself all over the country, the tall ...

Drought worsens China's long-term water crisis

Sep 26, 2014

Drought worsens China's long-term water crisis

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years. The ruddy-faced woman said that even before the rains ...