Believing language would unify their struggling nation, Chinese officials began a project to create a national language and define what it meant to speak Chinese.
Chinese history is dominated by a nationalist interpretation that owes much to British ideas of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Though horse racing was a symbol of British colonialism, it became a surprisingly inclusive pastime in China’s major International Settlement.
The Chinese government’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic reveals much about its memory of the humiliations of the 19th century.
How important was China’s senior diplomat to his nation’s rise to global power, or is it too early to say?
An outsider’s observations from the moments before China’s Cultural Revolution.
The repression in China’s Xinjiang region has deep historical roots.
The story of China and Japan, and the periodic efforts to find a modus vivendi.
How China’s landscape prevented even greater losses in the Great Famine.
The Taoist Immortal.