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Kaiser Kuo

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

Trump’s toxic use of ‘Chinese virus’ puts people in danger

You’ve probably seen the photo of Trump’s modified speech, where he crossed out “Corona” and wrote in “Chinese.” This was a…

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The complete Chinese history: A timeline of major events

This week’s column — which will be the last one in our Kuora series — comes from one of Kaiser’s…

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What would happen if China didn’t censor the internet?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on January 5, 2011. (Illustration by Derek…

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The best mapo tofu recipe

Mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐 mápó dòufu) — translated literally as “pockmarked grandma’s beancurd” — is a classic dish from Sichuan Province…

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12 awesome Chinese emperors who changed history

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted on Quora on June 27, 2015: Who are some…

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Did Plato and the ancient Greeks know about China?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora and updated on January 19, 2019: Would Plato…

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China’s most important (and mostly unreadable) historical texts

The Twenty-Four Histories (二十四史 Èrshísì shǐ) are a set of Chinese historical records spanning from 3000 BC to the 17th century.…

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What it was like to live in Beijing through SARS

While the novel coronavirus continues to spread, this week’s column looks back at the epidemic that 2019-nCoV is most frequently compared to:…

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Apologizing for the Cultural Revolution (who should do it?)

This month’s Kuoras have examined the Cultural Revolution. Last week’s column was about foreigners who lived in China during the era.…

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Foreigner accounts of the Cultural Revolution

This month’s Kuoras will examine the Cultural Revolution. Last week’s column was on literature about the era. This week’s column comes…

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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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