Fall 2013 - Zeitgeist

Chinese Economy Worries the West

Patchen Barrs

It’s not as bad as it looks.

Which is a good thing, says Iris Au, a senior economics lecturer at UTSC, because on the face of it the financial relationship between China and the West can look pretty bad.

Tea with the Police

Patchen Barrs

China’s growing economic power, combined with its centralized economy and authoritarian regime, is causing people around the world to take a critical look at the relationship between the Chinese government and political dissenters.

The Many Faces of Chinese Art

Patchen Barrs

“Contemporary Chinese art is exotic, profound, challenging and groundbreaking.” “Contemporary Chinese art is a passing fad, of fleeting interest and ultimately trivial.”