Month: September 2012

Xikou, Zhejiang and Chiang Kai-shek

by Jeremy Taylor. Over the summer, I had the good fortune to participate in a conference jointly organised by the History Department at Zhejiang University and the Historical Society for Twentieth Century China. The conference was held in Hangzhou, but for one day, it decanted to the nearby […]

Where was Xi Jinping really?

By Jackie Sheehan. I don’t know – perhaps he was away arm-wrestling Vladimir Putin for the title of leader of the un-free world. The Chinese government’s prolonged refusal to explain the absence from the public eye of the country’s leader-in-waiting allowed such rumours to flourish. With the fall […]