This week, we are highlighting a recent article focusing on the author Peter Hessler. Because of his widely acclaimed writing on China, Hessler is described as "the one American most celebrated for connecting with China."
The original article was published in Chinese, which we always recommend. An English translation is also provided by Sixth Tone.
As Hessler's teaching contract at Sichuan University was unexpectedly cut short, the article reflects on the author's time in China and how China has changed towards foreigners since he began his writing career:
"In some ways, Peter’s first stint in China seems to be a golden age of the past, when foreigners weren’t viewed with mild suspicion by default."