After almost four years, our run has come to an end
In 2017 we launched the Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel, “for the sinophile and the sinocurious,” to fill in the white space of China coverage. Since then we have published nearly 600 essays, reviews, dispatches, podcasts and more on Chinese society, politics, culture and history, from a range of experts and trusted voices. We’ve been amazed at the success of the site, in terms of audience and contributions, over the years.
Yet all good things come to an end. After over three years of generous support from grants and donors, we were unable to secure sustainable funding for 2021. Already, limits on funds last year had brought our posting down from four or five posts a week to two or three. Now the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn makes funding for nonprofit media particularly tricky at this moment in history, which we fully understand. And so it’s time to close the gates.