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The Buddhist Art to the East: A Monumental Spread


Buddhist art emerged from India, spread eastwards to Central Asia, Xinjiang, the Hexi Corridor, and eventually arrived at the heartland of China. This monumental movement ran along the Silk Road […]

Ben Wang on The Story of the Stone


The 18th-century novel The Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin is a bildungsroman, a tale of a battle between the flesh and the spirit, a mixture of mysticism, romanticism, […]

Be a Public Historian: Feasibility and Approaches


History often conjures up distant past, distant lands and notable personalities. Historiography, the writing of history, tends to be within the purview of historians and other academics. However, as a […]

Lu Xun: A Product of Shaoxing


Considered by many to be the father of modern Chinese literature and widely recognized as one of China’s best and most influential authors, Lu Xun was born on September 25, 1881 in […]

Witnessing History: New Discoveries at Sanxingdui


Located in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sanxingdui is recognized as a major Bronze Age site dating back over 5000-3000 years and one of the most important ancient remains in the […]

Ling Bing: A Pioneer in Modern Chinese Education


A product of Western education with a BA from Stanford University, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Clark University in the 1910s, Ping Ling returned […]

Remembering a Founder—Symposium on Hu Shi


One of the founders and a former President of China Institute, Hu Shi was one of the best-known essayists, literary scholars, philosophers, and statesmen of the 20th century. He is […]