Christina Larson

Christina Larson is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine based in Beijing, China. She has reported widely from across China and Southeast Asia. Her writing on China, the environment, climate change and civil society have appeared in the The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Smithsonian, and Time magazine, among other publications. In 2008, she was named a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists (international reporting). Her profile of Chinese environmentalist Yong Yang will be included in the forthcoming anthology of China writing, Chinese Characters. Christina was managing editor of the Washington Monthly from 2003 to 2006, and editor from 2007 to 2008. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Stanford University.

Sins of Commission

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH is just one way that alternative medicine enthusiasts are using the federal government to gain respect and funding. Another card they’ve been happy to play recently is that old Washington stand-by: the commission. In March 2000, after intense lobbying from Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), a… Read more »

Of Corset Matters

Third-wave feminists waving copies of Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth once proclaimed that men had hatched an ominous conspiracy to trick women into pursuing an impossible beauty ideal rather than real social progress. In The Corset: A Cultural History, Valerie Steele lays waste to that doctrine by documenting the extent to which women, not men,… Read more »