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What Might a Chinese World Order Look Like?
April 13, 2018

What Might a Chinese World Order Look Like?

By Xue Li and Cheng Zhangxi
Using the ancient concept of Li to understand a Chinese order.
How a British Historian and Hungarian Writer Predicted the Soviet Fall and China’s Rise
January 27, 2018

How a British Historian and Hungarian Writer Predicted the Soviet Fall and China’s Rise

By Francis P. Sempa
In the early 1970s, Arnold Toynbee and George Urban foresaw two of the developments that would shape the 21st century.

The Enduring Relevance of America's Reckoning With the Qing Dynasty
January 19, 2018

The Enduring Relevance of America's Reckoning With the Qing Dynasty

By Robert Farley
To some extent, the United States is still captured by the romantic notion of a “mission” with China.

Zheng He's Voyages and the Symbolism Behind Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative
December 22, 2017

Zheng He's Voyages and the Symbolism Behind Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative

By Paul Musgrave and Daniel Nexon
What explains Xi's Belt and Road push? Above all, it may about domestic political legitimacy for the Chinese Communist Party.

What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses
October 18, 2017

What China Can Learn from Its First 18 Party Congresses

By Sergey Radchenko
Chinese Communist Party Congresses have not been smooth or regular occurrences over the last 96 years.
Why Did China Add 6 Years to the Second Sino-Japanese War?
January 20, 2017

Why Did China Add 6 Years to the Second Sino-Japanese War?

By Jing Yu
What the revision to Chinese history textbooks tells us about China.  

China, Spanish America, and the 'Birth of Globalization'
January 06, 2017

China, Spanish America, and the 'Birth of Globalization'

By Francis P. Sempa
A review of The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the Birth of Globalization, 1565-1815
China's Tangled Environmental History
November 05, 2016

China's Tangled Environmental History

By Jonathan Schlesinger
Qing Dynasty conquests led to an unprecedented rush for resources, but also laid the roots for modern conservation.

Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the Rest
October 10, 2016

Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the Rest

By Francis P. Sempa
China's elites are unable to reckon with the concerns of ordinary Chinese, much like the Soviet nomenklatura.

Revealed: The Truth About China's Legendary Xia Dynasty
August 09, 2016

Revealed: The Truth About China's Legendary Xia Dynasty

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
New evidence suggests that the so-called "Xia" dynasty may not be a myth.

Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
June 30, 2016

Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
HBO's hit show--steeped in European history--still borrows some notes from Asian history.
China’s Cultural Revolution at 50
April 28, 2016

China’s Cultural Revolution at 50

By Richard Curt Kraus
Conventional thinking on one of Communist China’s seminal events is often too simplistic.

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