Q&A with the New York Times

I have a Q&A, focusing on innovation and economic reform, in the New York Times Sinosphere blog today. The interviewer is Ian Johnson, probably the best foreign reporter now working in China. I was very honored to have the chance to discuss these ideas in print with him.

If you haven’t read Ian’s book Wild Grass, you should. Another must-read is his most recent article for the New York Review of Books, about how a recently discovered trove of ancient writings is reshaping the understanding of China’s philosophical past, and its political possibilities today.