“The Department feels strongly that the United States should avoid becoming involved in an issue which could seriously damage our efforts to improve relations with Peking.” Continue reading Xinjiang and American Foreign Policy
Now online with Diplomatic History, my latest article: “More than Just a Soft Drink: Coca-Cola and China’s Early Reform and Opening.” Continue reading Coca-Cola in Chinese History
Why everything written down and filed away in an archive is not necessarily true. Continue reading Was My Research Subject a Cannibal?
A round-up of my recent blogging on Sources and Methods. Continue reading Uyghurs, Khrushchevs, and More
The spring of 1966 was, in Zhang Zhonghan’s mind, just the beginning of a grand project to color in a blank piece of paper, Xinjiang, with the youth of the nation. Continue reading The Blank Piece of Paper
A small subset of the “captured North Korean documents,” produced by the Chinese, now accessible online. Continue reading Sources on the Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1950
A research tool for the newly published Collected Works of Zhao Ziyang. Continue reading Indexing Zhao Ziyang’s Collected Works