The decline of Western influence in an age of acronyms.
How tea fuelled Western colonial endeavour.
It should be obvious by now what China wants in the South China Sea.
A road trip yields insights into the rise and decline of megapowers.
Trading away priceless heritage.
Can Aung San Suu Kyi resist China’s influence? The generals before her couldn’t.
China is back in charge in Asia.
How a French traveller stumbled upon the Miao and their textile culture.
The US love affair with China is marked by cycles of exuberance and deflationary despair.
As a Chinese scholar once remarked, the question ‘Do you speak Chinese?’ is akin to asking ‘Do you speak Romance?’
Author László Krasznahorkai despairingly fails to find any remaining evidence of Chinese civilisation in modern China.