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Cen Yuying: ‘The Cruel Viceroy’
May 24, 2019
Cen Yuying: ‘The Cruel Viceroy’
To the British, he was a “chief criminal.” To the Chinese, his legacy is more complex.
Cen Yuying: ‘The Cruel Viceroy’
The British Clerk Who Tried to Spark a Chinese Revolution
June 28, 2018
The British Clerk Who Tried to Spark a Chinese Revolution
The life and confessions of Charles Welsh Mason.
The British Clerk Who Tried to Spark a Chinese Revolution
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
To some extent, the United States is still captured by the romantic notion of a “mission” with China.
The Enduring Relevance of America's Reckoning With the Qing Dynasty
12 Regions of China: Xinjiang
July 29, 2017
12 Regions of China: Xinjiang
China's 'new frontier' is home to the largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic group.
12 Regions of China: Xinjiang
12 Regions of China: Manchuria
July 25, 2017
12 Regions of China: Manchuria
Once home to China's last dynasty, Manchuria is now the country's rust belt.
12 Regions of China: Manchuria
William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
November 23, 2016
William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
An Englishman's rise (and fall) in Qing-dynasty China.
William Mesny: The Mercenary Mandarin
China's Tangled Environmental History
November 05, 2016
China's Tangled Environmental History
Qing Dynasty conquests led to an unprecedented rush for resources, but also laid the roots for modern conservation.
China's Tangled Environmental History
Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex
July 28, 2016
Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex
China's refusal to change its ethnic policy reflects a historical mindset.
Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s Strong State Complex
Actually, US-China Relations are Remarkably Normal
September 25, 2015
Actually, US-China Relations are Remarkably Normal
China and the United States have a fairly normal relationship that they shouldn't take for granted.
Actually, US-China Relations are Remarkably Normal
Troubled Today, China's Xinjiang Has a Long History
July 30, 2015
Troubled Today, China's Xinjiang Has a Long History
China's western province of Xinjiang has a long and fascinating history.
Troubled Today, China's Xinjiang Has a Long History
Book Review: <em>Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China</em>
March 09, 2015
Book Review: Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Jung Chang's 2013 release, now available as an e-book, reflects on one of modern China's most influential figures.
Book Review: Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Jung Chang
December 18, 2013
Jung Chang
The Diplomat’s Justin McDonnell spoke with author Jung Chang about her latest book, Empress Dowager Cixi, a biography of the “most important woman in Chinese history.
Jung Chang
Asia at the Time of Gettysburg
July 03, 2013
Asia at the Time of Gettysburg
As the US Civil War shook North America, modern Asia began to take shape.
Asia at the Time of Gettysburg
China's Social Media Challenge
September 11, 2012
China's Social Media Challenge
Chinese ‘netizens’ are increasingly turning to Weibo and other forms of social media to express themselves.
China's Social Media Challenge
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