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A testament to failed compromise: The KMT museums of Guangzhou

The district of Yuexiu in Guangzhou is a diorama of the early history of the CCP and…

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A SupChina Quiz to the Nines

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was the end-of-lunar-year news…

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The Chinese scientist and the foreign tongue

For generations of Chinese scientists, the cultivating of a foreign tongue was not only a tool…

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Kuora: Explaining China’s Warlord Period, which splintered the country

Last week, we looked at the most overlooked moments in 20th-century Chinese history, which included the warlords. Following…

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Kuora: Yunnan, with all its history, is more than a vacation getaway

This week’s column comes from two of Kaiser’s answers, originally…

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Lost Province: China’s Xikang, now Tibet and Sichuan, is turning 80. But few people realize it ever existed

The people of Xikang’s central region were known as Khampas until the Chinese Communist Party officially recategorized…

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Who really killed Pamela Werner? Reexamining Old Beijing’s most infamous murder

Graeme Sheppard is author of A Death in Peking: Who Really Killed Pamela Werner? (Earnshaw Books). As a…

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Kuora: Mao Zedong’s legacy — and Deng Xiaoping’s role in preserving it

This month’s Kuora columns were in the subject of modern…

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Kuora: Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek, and the battle for Chinese hearts and minds

This month’s Kuora columns will be in the subject of modern Chinese history. Take a look at last week’s…

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Kuora: Considering the Republican-era thinkers Kang Youwei and Liang Qichao (for president)

This month’s Kuora columns will be in the subject of modern Chinese history. Take a look at last week’s…

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Kuora: The 1911 Xinhai Revolution and birth of modern China

This month’s Kuora columns will be in the subject of…

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Kuora: Celebrating Deng Xiaoping, who saved contemporary China

Today marks the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and the start of a…

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‘It is remarkable to see people so resilient’ — An Ping and the class of ‘77

Q&A with An Ping, among the students who tested into the first university classes after the Cultural…

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Kuora: The greatness that could have been for the Song Dynasty

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on February 8, 2018. Could the Song…

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Five essential Chinese silent films

Politics, revolution, bloodshed, prostitution, suicide, feminism (before it was defined as such): Chinese films of the 1920s…

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