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.
Burnard Selby visits the island of Taiwan, describing its landscape and people, as well as explaining its history.
Gradually the Chinese Nationalists prevailed over the provincial war-lords, but meanwhile, writes Henry McAleavy, the fatal breach occurred with the Communists.
Henry McAleavy traces both the daring adventures and wavering fortunes of an unusually cultured Chinese 'Singing Girl' of the Boxer era.
Could Britain have done more in the years leading up to 1997 to ensure Hong Kong's freedoms?
Henry McAleavy describes how the last Chinese imperial dynasty owed its origins to a petty Manchurian chieftain, Nurhaci, who revolted against his Chinese overlords, whose son invaded and conquered China, and whose grandson occupied the Dragon Throne.
In October 1860, writes E.W.R. Lumby, a humane and liberal-minded British emissary felt obliged to order an act of vandalism in Peking.
In 1912 the Manchu Emperor abdicated in Peking. Henry McAleavy describes how there began a confused period in Chinese history during which both the Nationalist Kuomintang and the Communist party were founded.