The chancellor who inspired a generation of Chinese students with his commitment to academic freedom
The most powerful man never to be emperor of the Qing dynasty
Usurper, emperor, hard worker: The short and paranoid reign of the Yongzheng Emperor of the Qing
Who poisoned China's second-to-last emperor?
When the Harlem Renaissance briefly flourished in Shanghai
Poetry and pleasure in a long lost Ming dynasty world
An ancient disaster from the sky baffles historians
The founding of the Peking Union Medical College
The disease that redefined public sanitation in China
A tiny enemy nearly brought down the Qing empire
Derek Sandhaus's new book is a romp through Chinese drinking history and culture
Peking’s most famous cold case just got popped in the microwave
On the 650th year of this famous dynasty’s founding, a leading historian examines why its legacy endures
When civilizations collide over the stars, there is nothing left to do but declare battle…to the death!
Sedition, sexuality, sorcery, and seduction were among many anxieties that the Qing associated with unmarried men
Our last issue of 2020, "Rural Rising," is online and in stores
Thanks to all who made Saturday's sold-out event a success!
Reasons to buy Hainan: Jade Cliffs to Ocean Paradise, TWOC's new guide to China's southernmost province