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Richard Bernstein

Zhongmei Li

Richard Bernstein is a columnist for the International Herald Tribune and a contributor to The New York Times. He has served as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe for Time and the Times, and is the author of six previous books, including Fragile Glory: A Portrait of France and the French, a New York Times Best Book of the Year, and Out of the Blue: A Narrative of September 11, 2001, from Jihad to Ground Zero, named by The Boston Globe as one of the seven best books of 2002. He lives in New York City.


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Dictatorship of Virtue

By: Richard Bernstein

In a fiercely provocative book that will generate debate for years to come, Bernstein shows how multicultural orthodoxy has created a highly lucrative bureaucracy, even as it shortchanged the very people...

The Coming Conflict with China

By: Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro

From two former Beijing bureau chiefs with long experience in Asian affairs comes a clear-eyed and uncompromising look at the potentially disastrous collision course now taking shape in U.S.-China relations. Aggressively anti-American,...

The East, the West, and Sex

By: Richard Bernstein

In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them....


Ultimate Journey

By: Richard Bernstein

In 629, the revered Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang set out across Asia in search of the Ultimate Truth, and to settle what he called “the perplexities of my mind.” From the Tang dynasty capital at Xian...

China 1945

By: Richard Bernstein

A riveting account of a watershed moment in history: when America's struggles with the despotic Chiang Kai-shek and the manipulative, ascendant Mao Zedong altered the course of East-West relations.

As...

A Girl Named Faithful Plum

By: Richard Bernstein

In 1977, when Zhongmei Lei was eleven years old, she learned that the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy was having open auditions. She'd already taken dance lessons, but everyone said a poor country girl would...


Fragile Glory

By: Richard Bernstein