About Me

Thanks for visiting my website

I first traveled to China in 2001 to study Chinese at the Beijing Institute of Technology. I had no idea then that China would become the primary focus of my life and work. After working in Washington DC for a few years, I moved to Shanghai in 2006 and stayed in China until 2012. Luckily, my job took me to most countries in Asia, including India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand. 

I've been interested in Mao Zedong and his legacy in China for the better part of the past decade, and this website will feature lots of my writing about Mao and the Maoist movement in China. If you have any feedback or ideas, I'd love to hear from you -- especially if you think I'm just plain wrong.

I currently live and work in Beijing.

You can find my semi-regular tweets at @judeblanchette