Chinese rail is sprawling, modern, and elegant. It's also convoluted, corroding, and financially alarming. Wanna take a ride?
- By Tom ZoellnerTom Zoellner is an associate professor of English at Chapman University and the author, most recently, of Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World -- From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, out in paperback this month from Penguin-Random House.
Shanthi KalathilShanthi Kalathil is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is co-author, with Taylor C. Boas, of Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003). | Feature |