EALL’s Jing Tsu’s book Kingdom of Characters named among the “100 Notable Books of 2022” by The New York Times

January 9, 2023

Professor Jing Tsu’s new book, Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern (Riverhead, Penguin Random House, 2022), has been named among the “100 Notable Books of 2022” by The New York Times and among the twelve “Best Nonfiction of 2022” by The Washington Post.  It has received wide acclaim in the U.S. and U.K: The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalFinancial TimesThe New YorkerThe EconomistWiredScienceNaturePhysics World,  The TimesThe SpectatorThe TelegraphThe GuardianTimes Literary SupplementLondon Review of BooksSouth China Morning Post (Hong Kong), NRC (The Netherlands), Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany), among others. 

Kingdom of Characters will be released in paperback on Jan. 17, 2023. This semester,  Professor Tsu is honored with delivering the 202 William Clyde DeVane public lectures series: “China in Six Keys.”