Digging (through to) China
Kudos to the UC Irvine History Department for creating The China Beat, a blog about contemporary China that is regularly updated with pithy blog posts with concise descriptions of scholarly projects, films, books, blogs, current events, digital cultural practices, and conferences about China.
Launched in early 2008, The China Beat provides context and criticism on contemporary China from China scholars and journalists. Based around a group of active contributors at the University of California, Irvine, including co-founders Kenneth Pomeranz and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, the blog draws on a global group of China watchers in the U.S., China, the U.K., Australia, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, and many other locations.
With the UCI Outreach program to K-12 educators, the UC Irvine History Project, the group has also created a great resource list of blogs for classroom use.