Sep 7, 2015

Beijing's history narrative

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The grand parade in the center of Beijing on Sept. 3 to commemorate the end of World War II in China highlighted two contradictory narratives, both immensely important for understanding the country's future path.

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

Aug 22, 2015

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

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Japan’s surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, marked the end of the most devastating global conflict in history. While millions around Asia put down their weapons, Emperor Hirohito’s broadcast on the radio failed to end the hostilities for some 600,000 Japanese military personnel and civilians ...