With US-China relations facing fresh challenges, a new book ponders if history offers clues to its future
In a Beijing village, a community of strivers clings to a doomed existence
Tea plantations in Northern Thailand built by descendants of Chinese soldiers
The sad tale of General Ming Rui, who fought and died in a forgotten war between China and Myanmar
In honor of the leadership transition in Washington, a countdown of rulers so bad that they ended eras
History tells us that friendship usually comes in a very distant second place to politics
Legal, social, and cultural barriers to ending China’s forced labor tradition
The Daoguang Emperor had to choose between his two most capable sons to name an heir. The emperor chose poorly.
The Wanggongchang Explosion continues to mystify historians almost 400 years later
The treaty negotiated in five languages which established the border between the Qing Empire and Russia
One Emperor. If found, you can keep him.
Turns out scorched earth tactics are bad for identifying dead kings
The high honors of a lowly laborer
Wisdom from Rocky Balboa on the ham-fisted blows of the Boxer Rebellion
Shadows of a dark time in Tianjin linger even today