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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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Kuora: China’s claim to ‘5,000 years of history’

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on November 28, 2017: China often notes…

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When China embraced classical music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 tour

They put up with half-hearted crowds and a demanding Madame Mao. But those who went on the…

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Kuora: China’s dramatic fall from grace and its long road back to respectability

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on May 22, 2017:

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China’s Red Collectors

Meet the Chinese collectors preserving memories from the Mao era — and the country’s erstwhile revolutionary spirit — through…

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Kuora: Commemorating May Fourth, that most underrated of Chinese movements

Arguably one of China’s most important anniversaries is this week: May 4, marking that day in 1919 when thousands…

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Mingbai: Know your Chinese emperors

Mingbai (明白, meaning “understand”), written by Christian Føhrby and Deng Jie, is a…

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Kuora: The Opium Wars and China’s Century of National Humiliation

The Opium Wars and the humiliation that the Chinese endured at…

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Kuora: The An Lushan Rebellion and the fall of the Tang

Dynastic struggle is a favorite subject of many China historians and scholars. Kaiser, who has always been a historian…

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Sinica Podcast: Orville Schell on China’s unexamined, unreconciled past

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live: Listen to it now! “Can a society which has not…come to terms…

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