Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What is Jeffrey Wasserstrom reading?

The latest featured contributor to Writers Read: Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of China's Brave New World — And Other Tales for Global Times and other works.

In addition to what he is reading now, Wasserstrom shared a few titles from his "to-read list for an upcoming vacation," including:
Reginald Hill’s Death Comes for the Fat Man (a Dalziel and Pascoe mystery), Ian Rankin’s The Naming of the Dead (featuring John Rebus), and Anne Fadiman’s At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays. I’m eager to make return visits to the always fascinating milieus of Hill’s Yorkshire and Rankin’s Edinburgh — and Fadiman’s book will also involve a “revisit” of sorts, as I first read some of the pieces it contains when they appeared in The American Scholar, during her inspiring tenure as that magazine’s editor.
Check out the books Wasserstrom will work through before he gets to his holiday reading.

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. His books include Student Protests in Twentieth-Century China: The View from Shanghai and China's Brave New World — And Other Tales for Global Times.

In addition to the books he has written and edited, Wasserstrom is regular contributor to academic journals. He has also written for a variety of general interest periodicals, including Newsweek, The Nation, the TLS, New Left Review, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor.

Read more about Wasserstrom's China's Brave New World — And Other Tales for Global Times.

Writers Read: Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

--Marshal Zeringue