Environment | 31.01.17Gabriel Lafitte takes a look at China’s resource nationalism, on the roof of the world.
Asia | 07.02.17
China’s hard, economic clout versus Russia’s soft power. Sure China and Russia are cooperating in the building of a new silk road, but who will win the battle for Central Asia?
Asia | 31.01.17
The PRC of 1949 and 2017 may as well be different planets, so why are some calling Xi Jinping the new Mao?
Asia | 31.01.17
Stephen Chan outlines eight misconceptions and fault lines in the Chinese connection to Africa.
Race and Indigenous Politics | 19.10.16
Clare Land looks at how since the late 1960s Aboriginal people in Australia have, as part of the Black Power movement, pressed for change.
Asia | 14.10.16
Andrew MacGregor Marshall, author of A Kingdom in Crisis the book banned in Thailand last year, outlines the official mourning process for the king who died last week after 70 years on the throne and considers the uncertain future the nation now faces.
Gender, Sexualities and Queer Identities | 28.09.16
Srila Roy looks at new forms of feminist activism being engaged in by young women, subaltern women and queer women in South Asia, and beyond, calling on us to reconsider what we mean by ‘radical’ political engagement.
Asia | 26.09.16
The Thai Royal Family is riven by scandal and intrigue, from the unexplained death of the King’s elder brother to the Crown Prince’s many rumoured liaisons and escapades. Andrew MacGregor Marshall recounts their scandalous history in this extract from his banned book A Kingdom in Crisis, an account of the struggle for democracy in Thailand
Zed | 21.09.16
Take a look at our new titles catalogue and feed your mind for Spring/Summer 2017 with books from the world’s most important alternative voices.
Asia | 09.09.16
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Chairman Mao. In this extract from their book on resurgent Maoist currents in modern China, China and the New Maoists, Kerry Brown and Simone Van Nieuwenhuizen examine how Mao’s legacy, as both man and symbol, has shaped China in the years since his death
Current Affairs | 07.09.16
Richard Javad Heydarian looks at China’s seemingly ever-growing economic clout, its evolving security doctrine, its attempt to control one of the world’s busiest sea lines and its ‘hijaking’ of ASEAN.
Cities | 26.07.16
Across China strange replicas of European towns lie empty. In this extract from Ghost Cities of China Wade Shepard explores these fascinating and uncanny urban centres
Asia | 26.07.16
In this extract from China’s Urban Billion Tom Miller discovers China’s vast housing industry
Asia | 26.07.16
The closed nature of North Korea has hidden much of the everyday life of people in Pyongyang. In North Korea: State of Paranoia Paul French gives an idea of the day-to-day life of the city
Asia | 08.06.16
Yanis Varoufakis looks at the underlying weaknesses of the Chinese economy, its deep and complex connections with the rest of the global economy and the policy dilemmas it will face in the future
Asia | 16.05.16
Following what appears to be the DPRK’s fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test Paul French addresses the tense stand-off between DPRK, China and the United States. Does the future of the Korean peninsula lie in engagement, or war?
Asia | 25.09.15
Paul French is a leading expert on North Korea and is a widely published analyst and commentator on Asia, and was awarded the 2013 Edgar for Fest Fact Crime for his international best-seller Midnight in Peking. Most recently, he has just released the new edition of North Korea: State of Paranoia for Zed Books. We asked Paul about his favourite Zed Book, below is his response
Africa | 11.02.15
How public are your services? Check out this great little animated video from Municipal Services Project (MSP)
Africa | 06.02.15
The Greek Eurozone disaster, the slow liberation of South Sudan, Asian-African development, and many more…
Asia | 13.11.14
A Kingdom in Crisis gives a comprehensive analysis of the current crisis in Thailand, noting that Freedom of Speech is routinely denied. Now it’s been banned by the Thai government as “a threat to stability, order and good morality”
Environment | 07.10.14
“The world has changed, the syllabus hasn’t – is it time to do something about it?” Following the example of the Post-Crash Economics Society in Manchester, we presenta reading list for a new economic reality
Africa | 08.03.14
As radical publishers of critical books that seek to affect real change, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day – ‘Inspiring Change’ – is particularly close to Zed’s heart.
Africa | 20.12.13
In the run up to the festive period, are you looking for a present for that radical in your life? Then check out our selection of great political reads – perfect for Christmas gifts!
Africa | 19.12.13
Decided not to give your mum another Nigella this Christmas? The Guardian recommends Stephen Chan’s The Morality of China in Africa and Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure as curve ball stocking fillers
Gender, Sexualities and Queer Identities | 08.11.13
Interviewed for The China Story by Jeremy Goldkorn, Leta Hong Fincher talks about the phenomenon of ‘leftover’ women in China, and the challenges faced by women in the rapidly urbanising nation