December 28, 2020
A Forgotten Chinese Hero: Zhang Xueliang
By Chi Wang
The Xi’an Incident changed the course of Chinese history.
December 16, 2017
What Does Thailand’s New Era of Uncertainty Mean for Japan?
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
The country’s changing political landscape raises several important questions for relations.
September 11, 2017
Lessons From How Western Intelligence Tracked Imperial Japan's Aviation Technology
By Robert Farley
What can the United States learn from its underestimation of Japanese capabilities during the first half of the 20th century?
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.
June 21, 2015
Review: Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy
By Stephen Joyce
A new book explores the fascinating tale of a cross-dressing Japanese spy in wartime China.
January 24, 2015
China, Japan, and the 21 Demands
By Yanzhong Huang
An event 100 years ago offers critical insights into how a rising hegemon should behave.
September 04, 2014
The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did
By Zachary Keck
While the KMT military defended China against Japan during WWII, the CCP built up strength for the civil war.
August 01, 2014
The Biggest Lesson of the First Sino-Japanese War
By Yang Hengjun
Should modern-day China really bemoan the defeat of a corrupt dynasty 120 years ago?
July 07, 2014
Marking WW2 Anniversary, Xi Targets Modern Japan
By Shannon Tiezzi
The rhetoric surrounding the 77th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese War has modern-day implications.
June 26, 2014
History Lessons for China and Japan
By Paula Harrell
Both countries have shown the ability to accommodate and cooperate in the past. Can they do so again?
April 18, 2014
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
By Shannon Tiezzi
A collection of essays on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 has obvious implications for modern China.
November 26, 2013
Getting Senkaku History Right
Some of the claims to sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands don’t hold up well under scrutiny, argues Tadashi Ikeda.