China’s leading intellectual journal, Dushu has been publishing book reviews, memoirs and scholarly essays since April, 1979.

It's gone through a series of leadership changes, with each new editor taking the magazine in a different direction. In the late 90s, Wang Hui and his cadre of "new leftist thinkers" argued against the wholesale repudiation of traditional socialist ideology, a trend that was applauded in some quarters and dismissed as a bad choice on the part of the journal in others. Wang was abruptly replaced in 2007.

In that same year, the magazine published a series of books collecting the best articles of the Wang Hui decade (1996-2005). The series is reviewed in an informative article on the New Left Review.

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