China Bound — meeting and eating

A Heritage Year Today, the 15th of December 2017, is the first anniversary of China Heritage. This publication and the enterprise it represents — The Wairarapa Academy for New Sinology 白水書院 — is a continuation, in a post-institutional environment, of our advocacy of New Sinology 後漢學 from 2005 and the creation of China Heritage Quarterly.… Read

Nanking Broken

Today marks the eightieth anniversary of the Rape of Nanking, now generally known as the Nanking Massacre. In The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography the historian Joshua A. Fogel writes: The Rape of Nanjing was one of the worst atrocities committed during World War II.… Read

Reaching Forty-five

Free of Doubts
Stymied by the Workings of Heaven
雖已不惑,知天命尚早 At fifteen I was determined to study; at the age of thirty my method was established; at the age of forty my mind was free of doubts; at fifty I understood the workings of Heaven; at sixty my ear was trained to understand the Way; and, at seventy, I could do as I pleased, confident that I would not transgress. … Read

China’s Art of Containment

‘Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World’ opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on 6 October. The show, which features work from the late 1980s up to (and in some cases beyond) 2008 — the year of the Beijing Olympics — was controversial.… Read