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China


  • The World is Losing another Historic Generation

    by Robert Mark Spaulding

    We cannot prevent the passing away of China’s last generation from the pre-communist era, but we can do our part in helping to preserve the ancient culture they knew, so that it does not vanish completely with them. 



  • Why Did China Detain a Japanese History Professor?

    The China-related story that most agitated the minds of Japanese academia this fall was undoubtedly the arrest of Iwatani Nobu, a professor of modern Chinese history at Hokkaidō University, detained in early September on suspicion of spying during a trip to Beijing.


  • China Needs to Change Strategy After Hong Kong Elections

    by Kevin M. Shanley

    With the depth of dissatisfaction in Hong Kong now made patently clear at the ballot box, China and Xi now face a difficult choice. Will it double down on repression or listen to the people and choose a new course that will require some compromise?



  • How we fail our Chinese students

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    If Chinese students spend several years in the United States and decide they don’t like democracy, we must not be making a strong enough case for it.



  • The Famous, Feuding Siblings Who Helped Shape Modern China

    by Jiayang Fan

    Jung Chang within “Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China” lays out the history of the Soong sisters and how they helped formed the modem Chinese Communist Party.



  • The NBA's cowardice on China

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    "The NBA just threw Hong Kong under the bus, purely for the sake of the almighty dollar. And if that’s not outrageous, I don’t know what is."



  • Around the World with Mao Zedong

    by Ian Johnson

    Julia Lovell's "Maoism: A Global History" traces the surprisingly wide influence of Chinese Communism.