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On the Road in Republican China

A new book by historian Yajun Mo reveals the through-lines linking Chinese travelers, past and present

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Anxiety and Opportunism on the Russia-China Border | Book Review

Franck Billé and Caroline Humphrey’s “On the Edge” portrays how China’s rise reshaped the reality of the people living just across the river

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Distant Pastures

Li Juan’s memoirs of pastoral life give glimpses into disappearing livelihoods in the Altai Mountains

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Whistling ‘Dixie’

Historians are still uncovering a doomed American wartime mission to meet Maoist rebels and broker an alliance

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The Devil’s Advocates

Paul French’s latest book reconstructs Jazz Age Shanghai in sin and splendor

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The Art of Flowers

Author Sun Ke discusses the forgotten history of Chinese flower arrangement

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Great Expectations

With US-China relations facing fresh challenges, a new book ponders if history offers clues to its future

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Tales from China’s Millennials

Alec Ash defines the nation’s 1985 to 1990 generation

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