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China: Peaceful Rise to Great Power Status Won’t Be Easy!

Can the West constructively encourage China’s peaceful rise?

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Tobacco: The Opium War of the 21st Century?

Does the Chinese obsession with smoking have its roots in British trade policy?

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A Brief History of Global Anchor Currencies

How can dominant economic powers of their time use their currencies to gain cheap financing from abroad?

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China and the Global Politics of Trade, Then and Now: Part II

How were the foundations of modern trade policy created during the 1800s?

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City of Heavenly Tranquility

How might Chinese history have changed if six Confucian scholars had not been executed in 1898?

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China’s Ground Zero

What does the story of China’s Summer Palace reveal about the country’s attitude toward the West?

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