Category Archives: Chinese History

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences throwing shade at The New Qing History

Why did the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences launch an attack on Qing historians Mark Elliott, James Millward, and Pamela Crossley? It seems they had the temerity to challenge long-cherished tropes of Qing history, and that Just! Won’t! Do! Continue reading

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Confucian Confusion

Last week, China named Cuban strongman Fidel Castro the latest recipient of the Confucius Peace Prize, but the Peace Prize isn’t China’s only wholesale commandeering of her most famous sage, known for his philosophy of ethics and morals. Continue reading

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Censoring History

When an American historian tries to translate his latest book into Chinese, wacky hilarity ensues. . Continue reading

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Kennedy’s Aggression is Meeting with Growing Revulsion: 1962 Poster

What can a 1962 Xinhua poster tell us about Sino-US Relations during the Cold War? Guest post by author Scott D. Seligman. Continue reading

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Happy Learn from Lei Feng Day!

Just because Lei Feng’s diary is about as real as a herd of purple unicorns doesn’t take anything away from the central message: It’s nice to be nice…and always follow the Chairman! Continue reading

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