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Tibet and the CIA: The War We Cancelled

Jonathan Mirsky discusses books by CIA veteran John Kenneth Knaus and anthropologist Carole McGranahan on the history and consequences of CIA operations in Tibet, which contributed to Beijing’s enduring suspicion of...

On Vogel & Kissinger’s “Sino-Americana”

Science fiction author William Gibson has frequently argued that “novels set in imaginary futures are necessarily about the moment in which they are written”; that the real subject matter of ‘1984’ was...

Munk Debates to Feature Kissinger on China

As part of his publicity tour for his new book, On China, Henry Kissinger will be visiting Toronto. There, he will participate in a Munk Debate taking on China’s economic rise. From the Globe and Mail: The topic for the...

Zhou Enlai’s Caution Lost in Translation

Richard McGregor explains the misunderstanding behind Zhou Enlai’s famous utterance — “too soon to tell” — on the impact of the French Revolution: The former premier’s answer has become a...

Kissinger: U.S.-China Ties Hold Promise And Peril

NPR interviews Henry Kissinger about his new book,On China, and about his perspective on U.S.-China relations over the past 40 years (Listen to the interview here): Henry Kissinger, who went on to serve as secretary of state...

Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Diplomatic Immunity?

For Time Magazine, Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews Henry Kissinger’s new book, On China: The value of Kissinger’s book lies in the insider perspective it offers on many of these unexpected developments. There are no...

Fang Lizhi: My ‘Confession’

In the New York Review of Books, astrophysicist and exiled dissident Fang Lizhi writes about Henry Kissinger’s new book On China and his own “confession” to the Chinese government in 1989: On June 3, 1989,...

Jonathan Spence: Kissinger and China

In the New York Review of Books, Jonathan Spence, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, reviews Henry Kissinger’s new book, On China: It is hard to fit Henry Kissinger’s latest book, On China, into any...

An Insider Views China, Past and Future

In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani reviews a new book by Henry Kissinger,On China, which presents his perspective on recent Chinese history and his role in U.S.-China relations: Mr. Kissinger’s fascinating, shrewd and...

Rio Turns to Kissinger for Help

With the sentencing of four of its employees on bribery and corporate espionage charges, Rio Tinto has hired Henry Kissinger to help smooth relations with the Chinese government. The Sydney Morning Herald reports: The Herald...

Envoy’s Challenges in China

Ian Johnson reports on the Wall Street Journal: Relations between China and the U.S. are at a critical phase, with the next few months likely to test whether the two sides really have built strong and lasting ties, said the new...

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