China Should Be Wary of the Trap of History
By Nicholas Ross Smith and Tracey Fallon
China has long leaned into historical narratives in policymaking. Now Chinese officials are increasingly resorting to emphasizing the negative histories of their adversaries.
Ian Johnson on the ‘Sparks’ Illuminating China’s Hidden History
By Shannon Tiezzi
“In terms of China, the dominant storyline is the surveillance state has won; China is a lost cause. My book shows that this isn’t the case.”
What World War II Narratives Reveal About China-Russia Relations
By Vincent K.L. Chang and Eric Siyi Zhang
Despite efforts by Beijing and Moscow to align their official memories of the war for strategic ends, a large-scale analysis of state media coverage shows that any convergence is one-sided and shallow.
How the Sino-Vietnamese War Was Purposefully Forgotten
By Christelle Nguyen
In both China and Vietnam, the governments have deliberately tried to bury memories of their 1979 war.
How China Reinvented an Ancient Kingdom to Advance Its Claims in the Himalayas
By Victoria Jones
The lack of knowledge and certainty surrounding Zhangzhung makes it ripe for exploitation and distortion, a revisionist’s dream.