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China's "forgotten" past

Ma Jian: China Dream, translated from Chinese

: Through a look back at the main character Ma Dade's past as a Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution, China Dream challenges the extensive falsification of history in China.

Inept leaders

ESSAY: Why are these overgrown leaders so hairy – like China, Russia, and America under Trump?

Can the INF agreement be saved by extension?

DISARMAMENT: With the Trump administration's termination of the INF agreement, the world seems to be losing an important framework for weapons control and nuclear disarmament. The danger of new rearmament is immediate. But what if the agreement is continued in a new and more ambitious version?

A feeling in motion

Francois Jullien: Living off Landscape: or the Unthought-of in Reason

: In his new book, the French philosopher Francois Jullien maps both China's historical views of nature and landscape, and partly a philosophy of life that modern Chinese and we in the West can be inspired by.

China's soft – and less soft – power in Southeast Asia

Maria Serena I. Diokno, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Alan H. Yang (eds.): China's Footprints in Southeast Asia

: When Barack Obama announced his 'pivot to Asia' strategy, it was not least a response to China's growing influence in the region. In a new anthology, China's success in putting footprints in neighboring countries is assessed.

Cinematic revisionism after the post-Cold War

Dai Jinhua (ed. Lisa Rofel) :: After the Post-Cold War. The Future of Chinese History

: Feminist cultural critic icon Dai Jinhua delivers poignant contemporary diagnoses through film reading and historical analysis in a new collection of essays.

Is a new Cold War coming?

: Should we dig down, or should we find a map and compass? asks Kari Anne Næss, chair of the Norwegian Peace League.

The anatomy of the neo-nationalist women's hat

Miki Dezaki: Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue

: Why are some people in positions of power so preoccupied with silencing the women who demand justice for the sex work they were forced to perform during World War II?

The letter from hell

Directed by Leon Lee, in collaboration with Sun Yi: Letter from Masanjia

: A letter hidden in a Halloween decoration changes the life of both the Chinese sender and the American recipient. At the same time, it exposes the exploitation in the international mass production industry.

Yellow vests, taxes and black money

: Is it President Macron who is the reason why the yellow vests have taken to the streets of Paris, or are the people wearing yellow vests just generally thoroughly tired of a patronizing French state?

Historical migration as a vantage point to modern China

Shelly Chan: Diaspora’s Homeland. Modern China in the Age of Globalization

: 20 million Chinese emigrated between 1840 and 1940. Shelly Chan analyzes modern China in a diaspora perspective and expands our understanding of China and history.

Cinematic portrait painting of today's China

Xiaoshuai Wang: Chinese Portrait

: With the camera as a brush, the award-winning film director Xiaoshuai Wang has painted portraits of his homeland.