Among the Nations

The overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 that brought about the founding of the Republic of China did not also bring with it stability or long periods of peace. Despite the presence of a central government in Beijing, warlordism was still rife throughout the nascent country – especially in the North of China, which […]

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The Widening Gyre

It is well-known outside China that, on 4 June 1989, tanks and soldiers of the Chinese military moved in to crush the student-led protests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The protest leaders were arrested and scores of protesters – possibly numbering in the thousands – were killed as clashes developed around the city. It may […]

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