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Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory
December 26, 2017

Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory

By Joe Renouard
80 years after the Nanjing Massacre, historical issues continue to haunt China-Japan relations.

The Meaning of Tiananmen: 28 Years Later
June 05, 2017

The Meaning of Tiananmen: 28 Years Later

By Kerry Brown
Revisiting the official verdict on the morning of June 4, 1989 would be dangerous for China's Communist Party.
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
August 31, 2016

The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations

By Kerry Brown
China and Japan have a thousand year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?

How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution
May 16, 2016

How China Remembers the Cultural Revolution

By Perry Link
50 years later, China still has yet to come to terms with Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.

The Currency Question: Andrew Jackson and Chairman Mao
April 23, 2016

The Currency Question: Andrew Jackson and Chairman Mao

By Maura Cunningham and Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Convergences and divergences between America and China tell us a lot about each country's current trajectory.

Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?
December 28, 2015

Mao Zedong: Savior or Demon?

By Bo Zhiyue
Over 120 years after his birth, China still debates what Mao's true legacy is.

The Important Anniversary China Won't Celebrate in 2016
September 08, 2015

The Important Anniversary China Won't Celebrate in 2016

By Kerry Brown
May 16, 1966 marked the start of the Cultural Revolution -- but don't expect China to publicize the anniversary.
Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories
August 12, 2015

Colonialism, Invasion, and Atomic Bombs: Asia’s Divergent Histories

By Gi-Wook Shin
When will Asians be able to celebrate shared memories of war and colonialism?

What China Means by a 'Correct View' on WW2 History
August 01, 2015

What China Means by a 'Correct View' on WW2 History

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi Jinping wants more historical research done -- but only on topics that fit the Party's narrative surrounding the war.

China’s 10 Red Lines in the South China Sea
July 01, 2014

China’s 10 Red Lines in the South China Sea

By Harry Kazianis
With the publication of its latest map, China has declared “mapware” in the Western Pacific.

In China, 'History Is a Religion'
June 16, 2014

In China, 'History Is a Religion'

By Zheng Wang
The Diplomat speaks with Zheng Wang about the role of history in Chinese politics, including foreign policy.
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