James V. Wertsch

James V. Wertsch

James V. Wertsch is David R. Francis distinguished professor and director emeritus of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St Louis. He teaches courses in anthropology and international and area studies.

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Opinion | Why Donald Trump’s order to end China Fulbright exchange is dangerous

The Fulbright exchange programme was born out of hopes for peace after second world war and reflected realism about the need to avoid another cataclysm. Stopping the flow of Fulbrighters between China and the US undermines decades of effort to build understanding and cooperation, and avoid uninformed miscalculations.

30 Jul 2020 - 5:36AM

The Fulbright exchange programme was born out of hopes for peace after second world war and reflected realism about the need to avoid another cataclysm. Stopping the flow of Fulbrighters between China and the US undermines decades of effort to build understanding and cooperation, and avoid uninformed miscalculations.

Why Donald Trump’s order to end China Fulbright exchange is dangerous
Opinion | US coronavirus lawsuits pick at the scabs of China’s ‘century of humiliation’

The emotional scars of the opium wars and bullying by colonial powers resonate among ordinary Chinese in a way the West does not fully appreciate.

20 May 2020 - 3:31AM

The emotional scars of the opium wars and bullying by colonial powers resonate among ordinary Chinese in a way the West does not fully appreciate.

US coronavirus lawsuits pick at the scabs of China’s ‘century of humiliation’
How China, Russia and India will seek to shape Eurasia in their own distinct ways
Obama must find ways to enhance Asean unity amid growing tensions over South China Sea
Great power relations: How the US, China and India will forge new partnerships on nuclear energy in 2016
Do high-level international summits herald Africa's century?
Change in the air: Progress by China, US and India on carbon cuts raises hope for climate change deal in Paris