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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The Visitor- Andre Palmeiro and the Jesuits in Asia by Liam Matthew Brockey Harvard University Press 4 stars Mark O'Neill "We all ask God and especially those ... and began a career as a preacher and university professor. Because his superiors regarded him highly, they gave him, at the age of 48, the enormous task of inspecting their missions around ...

  2. News - World - HISTORY

    Siegfried Sassoon diaries of the first world war published online

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... biographer. But Cambridge University Library, which bought the collection five years ago, has digitalised the trove and made it public at the cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk address. In scrawled ink, some almost ...

  3. News - China - HISTORY

    Beijing scores points as it marks 120th anniversary of defeat by Japan

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by Cary Huang

    ... share," said Yuan Jingdong, a professor at the University of Sydney Centre for International Security Studies. Dr Benjamin Herscovitch, a research fellow with the Centre for Independent Studies, ... Professor Kerry Brown, director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, said the war revealed China's lack of progress, and modernisation became the solution to victimhood. ...

  4. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:58pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the traditional Chinese festival to commemorate the dead, said Xu Guoqi, a history professor at the University of Hong Kong and author of Strangers on the Western Front: Chinese Workers in the Great War. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: History and Popular Memory, by Paul A. Cohen

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:14pm by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis by Paul A. Cohen Columbia University Press 4 stars Amy Russell History is often imbued with bias ... artworks, comic books- the historian shows the importance and universality of stories in how we understand and experience the world and its history. He finalises each section by rooting ...

  6. News - China - HISTORY

    China pointedly adds Japan’s WW2 ‘comfort women’ house as protected historic site

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:11pm by AFP

    ... Chinese capital had 40 such stations run by Japanese troops, it cited Nanjing Normal University historian Jing Shenghong as saying. The designation comes as China seeks to increase attention ...

  7. News - World - HISTORY

    Shame on Shakespeare: England’s King Richard III was no hunchback, bone scan shows

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:47pm by AP

    ... that obviously," said Piers Mitchell of the University of Cambridge, one of the study's authors. He said it was technically inaccurate to describe Richard as a hunchback, as his spine was bent ... to Richard's 'crooked back' but others are polite enough to ignore it," said Steven Gunn, an associate professor of history at Oxford University. He said Richard's uneven posture ...

  8. News - China - HISTORY

    Blame Qing dynasty, not Chinese fleet, for 1895 defeat to Japan, senior PLA figures say

    Posted May 11th 2014, 05:25am by Minnie Chan

    ... General Liu Yazhou, political commissar at the People's Liberation Army National Defence University, told the PLA Daily and Xinhua that China's defeat in the war was neither caused ... teaching and research department at the National Defence University, also wrote a commentary carried by Xinhua offshoot Reference News, saying the northern fleet (in Chinese, Beiyang) was a victim ...

  9. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Security tight in Suzhou on anniversary of dissident Lin Zhao's execution

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:31pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... remembrance activities had also been obstructed when he and others attempted to mark the 45th anniversary of Lin's death.  Lin Zhao was a student at Peking University when she was first ... documentary about Lin's life.  In 2004, some university students and faculty members donated money to build a grave for Lin in her hometown of Suzhou, which contained only a piece of her clothing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Young mainlanders seek truth at City U's Tiananmen exhibition

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... an exhibition on the Tiananmen crackdown at City University yesterday in pursuit of the truth. The exhibition- which opened yesterday on the 24th anniversary of the death of reformist icon Hu Yaobang- ... more than 20 per cent of them mainlanders- to visit in the next three months. "Not only City University's teaching staff and students can visit … it is also convenient for Hongkongers ...




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