Though much of the West has withdrawn from empire, one of the world’s rising powers offers the latest twist on imperialism.
The 19th and 20th centuries saw a revolution in Chinese forensic science, when traditional techniques were replaced by new methods from the West. Today, the world confronts another moment of transformation in forensic science.
Mao Zedong’s brutal campaign to purify Communist China, which began in the early 1960s, resulted in a decade of chaos that has left an indelible stain on the nation’s politics.
Frank Dikötter explains how the gradual opening of Chinese archives has revealed the appalling truth about Chairman Mao’s genocidal rule.
Yuan Shikai's short-lived reign as Chinese emperor ended on March 22nd, 1916.
After many negotiations and much pressure, writes Henry McAleavy, the Russians acquired from China the Amur Provinces of Eastern Siberia.
For sixty-four years, during the European “Age of Reason,” writes Simon Harcourt-Smith, a philosopher Emperor guided Chinese destinies.