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The Great Debate: Chiang Kai-shek's Role in 21st Century Taiwan
October 29, 2018
The Great Debate: Chiang Kai-shek's Role in 21st Century Taiwan
As transitional justice moves forward in Taiwan, references to its authoritarian past are being removed or vandalized.
The Great Debate: Chiang Kai-shek's Role in 21st Century Taiwan
<em>The Last Jedi</em> and the Founding Mythology of the Chinese Communist Party
December 27, 2017
The Last Jedi and the Founding Mythology of the Chinese Communist Party
What the new Star Wars film and the Chinese Communist Party's founding myths have in common.
The Last Jedi and the Founding Mythology of the Chinese Communist Party
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
February 22, 2017
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
Fortifications on Matsu Island were meant to defend against a communist invasion.
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
Taiwan’s White Terror and the Search for Transitional Justice
September 30, 2016
Taiwan’s White Terror and the Search for Transitional Justice
The costs of a "silent revolution."
Taiwan’s White Terror and the Search for Transitional Justice
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
August 04, 2016
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
Taipei and Moscow kept their relationship quiet for the duration of the Cold War.
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
The Big Nuking of 1959: How the US Would Have Nuked East Asia
May 06, 2016
The Big Nuking of 1959: How the US Would Have Nuked East Asia
A recently declassified nuclear target list shows how the U.S. planned to use its nuclear weapons in the late-1950s.
The Big Nuking of 1959: How the US Would Have Nuked East Asia
The 228 Incident and Taiwan's Transitional Justice
March 02, 2016
The 228 Incident and Taiwan's Transitional Justice
What does Tsai Ing-wen's election mean for truth and accountability for Taiwan's dark past?
The 228 Incident and Taiwan's Transitional Justice
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?
The Truth About Mongolia's Independence 70 Years Ago
October 22, 2015
The Truth About Mongolia's Independence 70 Years Ago
A referendum in Mongolia seventy years ago sheds light on the country's path since.
The Truth About Mongolia's Independence 70 Years Ago
When the US and China Were Allies
August 21, 2015
When the US and China Were Allies
70 years ago, the U.S. was full of pro-Chinese propaganda, encouraging friendship with a wartime ally.
When the US and China Were Allies
The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did
September 04, 2014
The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did
While the KMT military defended China against Japan during WWII, the CCP built up strength for the civil war.
The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did
Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
March 08, 2014
Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
One man recounts his journey through a dark chapter in Taiwan’s history.
Remembering Taiwan's White Terror
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
March 08, 2014
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
Mearsheimer’s claim that China’s military power is significantly inferior to the U.S. misses the point.
Mearsheimer Is Dangerously Optimistic
Wasserstrom: 10 Things Japanese Should Know About China
November 01, 2013
Wasserstrom: 10 Things Japanese Should Know About China
Acclaimed author on corruption, nationalism, and territorial disputes.
Wasserstrom: 10 Things Japanese Should Know About China
How Imperial Japan Shaped Modern China
October 16, 2013
How Imperial Japan Shaped Modern China
A new book explores how Japan’s brutal occupation is still shaping Sino-Japanese relations.
How Imperial Japan Shaped Modern China
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