Chongqing Hothouse: At Rana Mitter’s Wiles Lectures at Queen’s University, Belfast

Rana Mitter, a major historian of early 20th-century China, is currently in Belfast delivering a series of lectures (which I am attending and commenting on) on the history of Chongqing during the “War of Resistance” (1937-1945). Mitter is the author, most recently, of a major study of the second world war in China; he has a wonderful history of production of monographs and has also … Continue reading Chongqing Hothouse: At Rana Mitter’s Wiles Lectures at Queen’s University, Belfast

Rana Mitter on Chinese Nationalism and Internationalism

Rana Mitter is one of the key contemporary voices on Chinese nationalism.  So let’s start with the author’s currency, his trademark, the man’s own prose on the May 4, 1919, roots of contemporary trends: Then we have an interview with Rana Mitter (with Chinese subtitles), a scholar has a number of interesting appearances on YouTube: Continue reading Rana Mitter on Chinese Nationalism and Internationalism