Two Versions of Mao’s China

At Global Voices, Oiwan Lam draws attention to a popular Weibo user’s recent posting of a collection of photos doctored to support the historical narrative of the Communist Party. From Lam’s introduction: On January...

At China’s New Museum, History Toes Party Line

The New York Times reports on the newly refurbished National Museum of China, centrally located in Tiananmen Square, and the selective history that is on display there: China spent more than a decade and nearly $400 million to...

A System Afraid of Its Own History

In the New York Times, Didi Kirsten Tatlow interviews Fan Meizhong, the teacher who has encountered many difficulties due to his unorthodox views, and looks at the failure of China’s education system to teach students...

Mao Now – Ross Terrill

In the Wilson Quarterly, Ross Terrill writes about Mao’s legacy: In the early 1990s, a story circulated among Chinese taxi drivers about an eight-car traffic accident in Guangzhou

Pu Zhiqiang: China’s Selective Memory

In today’s New York Times, lawyer Pu Zhiqiang writes: We Chinese are outraged by Japan’s World War II crimes – the forcing of Chinese into sexual slavery as “comfort women,” the 1937 massacre of...

Stephen Vines: A couple in denial

From the Standard: If China wants to stand on the high moral ground when dealing with the distortions of history it surely cannot do so on the basis of its record – a record which



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