Will China Disintegrate? A British Assessment in 1947

On either side of an energizing North Korea public event I did this past Friday in London, I make two treks out to the UK’s National Archives in Kew Gardens. My goal was explore Foreign Office papers about the U.S. occupation of Japan with a focus on war crimes tribunals and Chinese public opinion, and the Korean War with a focus on atrocities in South Hwanghae … Continue reading Will China Disintegrate? A British Assessment in 1947

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