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China, Spanish America, and the 'Birth of Globalization'
January 06, 2017
China, Spanish America, and the 'Birth of Globalization'
A review of The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the Birth of Globalization, 1565-1815
China, Spanish America, and the 'Birth of Globalization'
China's Tangled Environmental History
November 05, 2016
China's Tangled Environmental History
Qing Dynasty conquests led to an unprecedented rush for resources, but also laid the roots for modern conservation.
China's Tangled Environmental History
Two Chinas: The <em>Nomenklatura</em> and the Rest
October 10, 2016
Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the Rest
China's elites are unable to reckon with the concerns of ordinary Chinese, much like the Soviet nomenklatura.
Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the Rest
Revealed: The Truth About China's Legendary Xia Dynasty
August 09, 2016
Revealed: The Truth About China's Legendary Xia Dynasty
New evidence suggests that the so-called "Xia" dynasty may not be a myth.
Revealed: The Truth About China's Legendary Xia Dynasty
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
June 30, 2016
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
HBO's hit show--steeped in European history--still borrows some notes from Asian history.
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
China’s Cultural Revolution at 50
April 28, 2016
China’s Cultural Revolution at 50
Conventional thinking on one of Communist China’s seminal events is often too simplistic.
China’s Cultural Revolution at 50
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
April 16, 2016
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
The 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution will pass in silence if China's leaders have their way.
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
February 15, 2016
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
Why has Hollywood shied away from films about Sino-U.S. cooperation during the Second World War?
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
On North Korea, US Policymakers Misunderstand the History Between Beijing and Pyongyang
February 12, 2016
On North Korea, US Policymakers Misunderstand the History Between Beijing and Pyongyang
U.S. attempts to outsource its North Korea policy to China will fail. History shows us why.
On North Korea, US Policymakers Misunderstand the History Between Beijing and Pyongyang
Memory and History: Forging China’s Identity
January 27, 2016
Memory and History: Forging China’s Identity
Insight from Rana Mitter
Memory and History: Forging China’s Identity
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
January 22, 2016
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
Why the 'Silk Road' is a massive misnomer, in more ways than one.
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
What if the Kuomintang Had Won the Chinese Civil War?
December 24, 2015
What if the Kuomintang Had Won the Chinese Civil War?
What would China’s history look like if Chiang Kai-shek had ignored George C. Marshall’s request in 1946?
What if the Kuomintang Had Won the Chinese Civil War?
Interview: Benjamin Elman
December 10, 2015
Interview: Benjamin Elman
"The 'rise of China' narrative can be read in different ways, and for Japan it is a challenge."
Interview: Benjamin Elman
Interview: Alexis Dudden
November 27, 2015
Interview: Alexis Dudden
How unprecedented are the tensions in East Asia today?
Interview: Alexis Dudden
The Apocalypse Psyche: A Look at Chinese Eschatology
November 10, 2015
The Apocalypse Psyche: A Look at Chinese Eschatology
In China, the end times has very much its own significance.
The Apocalypse Psyche: A Look at Chinese Eschatology
Review: <i>Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century</i>
August 03, 2015
Review: Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century
A new book breaks with the conventional wisdom on technology in pre-industrial China.
Review: Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century
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