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The Meaning of Tiananmen: 28 Years Later
June 05, 2017
The Meaning of Tiananmen: 28 Years Later
Revisiting the official verdict on the morning of June 4, 1989 would be dangerous for China's Communist Party.
The Meaning of Tiananmen: 28 Years Later
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
August 31, 2016
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
China and Japan have a thousand year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
May 16, 2016
How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
50 years later, China still has yet to come to terms with Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
The Currency Question: Andrew Jackson and Chairman Mao
April 23, 2016
The Currency Question: Andrew Jackson and Chairman Mao
Convergences and divergences between America and China tell us a lot about each country's current trajectory.
The Currency Question: Andrew Jackson and Chairman Mao
Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?
December 28, 2015
Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?
Over 120 years after his birth, China still debates what Mao's true legacy is.
Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?
The Important Anniversary China Won't Celebrate in 2016
September 08, 2015
The Important Anniversary China Won't Celebrate in 2016
May 16, 1966 marked the start of the Cultural Revolution -- but don't expect China to publicize the anniversary.
The Important Anniversary China Won't Celebrate in 2016
Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
August 12, 2015
Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
When will Asians be able to celebrate shared memories of war and colonialism?
Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
What China Means by a 'Correct View' on WW2 History
August 01, 2015
What China Means by a 'Correct View' on WW2 History
Xi Jinping wants more historical research done -- but only on topics that fit the Party's narrative surrounding the war.
What China Means by a 'Correct View' on WW2 History
China’s 10 Red Lines in the South China Sea
July 01, 2014
China’s 10 Red Lines in the South China Sea
With the publication of its latest map, China has declared “mapware” in the Western Pacific.
China’s 10 Red Lines in the South China Sea
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
June 16, 2014
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
The Diplomat speaks with Zheng Wang about the role of history in Chinese politics, including foreign policy.
In China, 'History Is a Religion'
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