Tag Archives: Chinese History


Gene Luen Yang, 2013 Saints is the second part to Gene Luen Yang’s historical graphic novels: Boxers & Saints, an imagined retelling of the Chinese Boxer Rebellion of 1901. While Boxers tells the story from the perspective of one of the leaders of the … Continue reading

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Oracle Bones

A Journey Between China’s Past and Present Peter Hessler, 2006 John Keay’s China, A History provided me with a comprehensive and well researched overview of the main events in the last 3000 to 5000 or so years of Chinese history, but that … Continue reading

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A Chinese Life

Li Kunwu & Philippe Otie 2012 Translated by Edward Gauvin “So yes, of course we are proud of what we’ve made, even if it’s not perfect yet. Especially since it doesn’t come from the profits of armed conquest, however legitimate, … Continue reading

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