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China 1949: Graham Hutchings asks, why did the Communists win?

China watcher Graham Hutchings’ latest book explores the people and events behind the Chinese civil war to reveal how and why the Communists won in 1949.

China watcher Graham Hutchings’ latest book explores the people and events behind the Chinese civil war to reveal how and why the Communists won in 1949.

30 Jan 2021 - 5:48PM
Tainan - a Chinese city that celebrates its Japanese colonial past

Museum displays in Taiwan's oldest city marking social and economic advances under the Japanese would be unthinkable in other places Japan once ruled - but Tainan is different, writes Mark O'Neill. Photos by Antony Dickson

Museum displays in Taiwan's oldest city marking social and economic advances under the Japanese would be unthinkable in other places Japan once ruled - but Tainan is different, writes Mark O'Neill. Photos by Antony Dickson

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Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

"We all ask God and especially those who live here in China to send a ray from heaven into the soul of this young man, so that he recognises the truth that we preach and opens a wide gate for the spread of His holy law in this great kingdom."

"We all ask God and especially those who live here in China to send a ray from heaven into the soul of this young man, so that he recognises the truth that we preach and opens a wide gate for the spread of His holy law in this great kingdom."

10 Aug 2014 - 12:46PM
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Book review: Strategic Reassurance and Resolve, by James Steinberg and Michael O'Hanlon

"The sheer magnitude of the rise of China, in the face of America's continued power and global network of alliances, is unprecedented in the history of nations.

"The sheer magnitude of the rise of China, in the face of America's continued power and global network of alliances, is unprecedented in the history of nations.

25 May 2014 - 3:42PM
Book review: Asia's Cauldron, the South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific

In Asia's Cauldron, Robert Kaplan asks if there will be a war between China and the United States over the South China Sea.

In Asia's Cauldron, Robert Kaplan asks if there will be a war between China and the United States over the South China Sea.

15 Apr 2014 - 6:34PM
Book review: The Contest of the Century, by Geoff Dyer

Acu, 280 kilometres north of Rio de Janeiro, has been transformed from a seaside village into a huge port with a pier 3.2km-long which can handle Chinese ships that carry 400,000 tonnes of iron ore in a single journey.

Acu, 280 kilometres north of Rio de Janeiro, has been transformed from a seaside village into a huge port with a pier 3.2km-long which can handle Chinese ships that carry 400,000 tonnes of iron ore in a single journey.

23 Mar 2014 - 3:52PM
Book review: Tibet, the Last Cry, by Eric Meyer

Few are the foreign journalists who have visited Tibet. The number is even fewer since the Lhasa riots of March 2008 and the start of self-immolations in 2009, in which more than 40 have died.

Few are the foreign journalists who have visited Tibet. The number is even fewer since the Lhasa riots of March 2008 and the start of self-immolations in 2009, in which more than 40 have died.

16 Feb 2014 - 6:46PM
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Book review: The Great Equal Society, by Kim Young-oak and Kim Jung-kyu

This well-written book explains how China could become a model for the world - setting the example the US has failed to provide - based on its ancient philosophy: Confucianism.

This well-written book explains how China could become a model for the world - setting the example the US has failed to provide - based on its ancient philosophy: Confucianism.

9 Dec 2013 - 8:49AM
Book: 'Canton Elegy' by Stephen Lee Jin-nom and Howard Webster

"The story you are about to read will have to make do for the conversations we never had … I thank God for the loan of the four souls that were given into my care."

"The story you are about to read will have to make do for the conversations we never had … I thank God for the loan of the four souls that were given into my care."

10 Nov 2013 - 5:17PM
Book review: The Lost Generation, by Michel Bonnin

This book is about one of the most extraordinary experiments in human history: Mao Zedong's decision to send 17 million young Chinese from the cities to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution.

This book is about one of the most extraordinary experiments in human history: Mao Zedong's decision to send 17 million young Chinese from the cities to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution.

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