Tag Archives: history

China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1950s

How does the emergence of China look through the prism of a Westerner’s life?

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My Late Father, the German-Indonesian

Trauma and historical memory in Germany and Indonesia.

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In Memoriam David Graeber: How Debt Has Come to Shape Humanity

Over the last 5,000 years, what has made the concept of debt so strangely powerful?

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In Charts: Berlin

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Berlin.

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US: Dog Tags for Chinese Immigrants

Seizing on anti-immigrant sentiment before an election is not a new phenomenon in the U.S. It goes back to the 19th century.

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US: China’s Example for Today’s Latinos

Long before Latinos became the target of anti-immigration sentiments, Chinese laborers were in the crosshairs of nativist Americans.

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Holocaust Ignorance: Today’s Dangers

There must be a new urgency to ensuring that people everywhere understand the horrors of the past and the dangers of today’s authoritarian trends.

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My Great-Grandfather. War Hero?

Scott Tong travels to China to discover how his great-grandfather saved the Tong family village during World War Two.

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Discovering My Grandmother’s School

Scott Tong returns to China to find his grandmother’s old school in Nanchang.

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Secrets of the Tong Village

Scott Tong’s quest to find a place that may no longer even exist: The ancestral Tong family village–Fu Ma Ying.

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