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Kuora: When it comes to cultural influence, the U.S. is soundly ahead of China

Some Americans, like FBI director Christopher Wray, have been wringing their hands about the perceived encroachment of Chinese influence…

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Kuora: One simple lesson the U.S. can learn from China

Today’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on November 10, 2017: What if…

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Kuora: China’s ideological ‘war’ with the U.S.?

Karl Marx, whose ideas greatly shaped China (and is greatly…

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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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Kuora: The origin of ‘baizuo’ (白左) — the Chinese libtard, or ‘white left’

We recently published a piece about Jordan Peterson and China’s “white left.” What exactly is the white left?…

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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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Kuora: Genetics and diet: why northern Chinese people are taller than southern Chinese

Northern Chinese are taller than their southern counterparts, but why? That’s the question Kaiser originally answered on…

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Kuora: Mastering Chinese tones with ‘the Dude System’

It’s easy enough explaining the differences in the tones in Mandarin Chinese, but it’s a whole other matter for…

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Kuora: The importance of engaging with China

Pictured: Premier Zhu Rongji with President Bill Clinton. With the Two Sessions set to wrap up, we turn again to…

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Kuora: The bias inherent in American media portrayals of China

Correspondent Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway with…

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Kuora: Why do technocrats dominate China’s political elite?

We’re turning the wayback machine all the way back to 2010 — and to one of Kaiser’s first answers…

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Kuora: Cao Cao was a magnificently cruel bastard

This week, we take our subject from one of Kaiser’s favorite things in the world, The Romance of the Three…

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Kuora: A Valentine’s Week stroll down memory lane

Valentine’s Day is coming up (it’s this Wednesday, guys), so we’re gonna delve into Kaiser’s romantic past with a…

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Kuora: China vs. Rome, and the question of cultural cohesiveness

We return to the subject of history this week, as Kaiser answers a question originally posted on Quora on…

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