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What do Pope Francis and Xi Jinping have in common? More than you think. Approaching the red Rubik's Cube from a new angle, Jeffrey Wasserstrom challenges conventional commentary on China through eight experimental analogies, finding fresh and surprising ways to look at the Asian superpower.

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Jeffrey Wasserstrom is a China scholar and commentator, and currently serves as Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. He has written numerous books on China including China in the 21st Century- What Everyone Needs to Know. He is the editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, the advising editor for China at the Los Angeles Review of Books and contributes regularly to publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine.

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"In a series of provocative and playful essays, Jeffrey Wasserstrom's Eight Juxtapositions takes us on a light-hearted and clear-eyed tour of the Chinese landscape. With stops at Tiananmen Square and the Shanghai Expo, the Berlin Wall and the Sistine Chapel, Wasserstrom helps us to see China in a more complex, more realistic, and certainly more interesting way." --Leslie T. Chang, author, Factory Girls

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