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Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo is co-founder of the Sinica Podcast and editor-at-large of SupChina.

The Chinese government’s erratic tolerance of Cultural Revolution literature

This month’s Kuoras will examine the Cultural Revolution. Last week’s column was on Mao Zedong’s role. This week’s column comes…

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How Mao mobilized millions and benefitted from the chaos

This month’s Kuoras will examine the Cultural Revolution. We begin with a column from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to…

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How China’s ‘century of humiliation’ resonates today

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on September 7, 2016: What lesson did Chinese…

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China’s rise and fall as explained by two historical cycles

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on October 17, 2013: History of China: Why…

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How to write better-looking Chinese characters

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on May 8, 2015: How can I write…

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The SupChina Quiz: Chinese holidays

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz about Chinese horror. Today…

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When did Chinese people start to self-identify as ‘Han’?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on May 9, 2015: When and how did…

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How Islam arrived in China

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on May 8, 2015: How did Islam spread…

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The man who unified China and commissioned the Terracotta Warriors

This week’s column comes from two of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on February 24, 2011 and October 27, 2011:…

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China embraced Western classical music because it was superior

This week’s Kuora comes from two of Kaiser’s answers, originally posted to Quora on December 19, 2014: Why did Western classical music catch…

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The SupChina Quiz: Happy Halloween

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz about China’s environment. Today, because…

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No one has destroyed Chinese culture quite like the Chinese

This week’s Kuora comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on June 7, 2014: China has basically lost touch with…

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The world is backsliding toward autocracy. Is China to blame?

This week’s Kuora comes from one of Kaiser’s recent answers originally posted to Quora on September 10, 2019: Why have many Quora users,…

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The revolutionary movements that toppled the Qing

This week’s Kuora comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on May 17, 2019: Why was the Qing Dynasty able…

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Sinica Podcast: China-watching legends Ezra Vogel and Orville Schell

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. The Sinica Podcast this week features an exclusive recording of a China Institute event…

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