A historian of the ancient world believes that in every era humankind has reacted to the demands of waging war in surprisingly similar ways, and that to protect our national interests today Americans must understand the choices soldiers and statesmen made hundreds and even thousands of years ago
A TALE OF PERIL, COURAGE, and gross ingratitude on the old China station
Early in the century a young American accurately predicted Japan’s imperialism and China’s and Russia’s rise. Then he set out to become China’s soldier leader.
Americans have been doing just that since the days of the California gold rush—and we’re still not full
These World War II airmen had one of the most dangerous missions of all, piloting unarmed cargo planes over the Hump—the high and treacherous Himalayas
The opium trade is remembered as a British outrage: English merchants, protected by English bayonets, turning China into a nation of addicts. But Americans got rich from this traffic—among them, a young man named Warren Delano. He didn’t talk about it afterward, of course. And neither did his grandson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
After a year at the University of Missouri boning up on American history, a Chinese professor tells what she discovered about us and how she imparts her new knowledge to the folks back home in the People’s Republic.
Once again, Americans are learning the delicate art of trading with the biggest market on earth. Here’s how they did it the first time.
A soldier remembers the freezing, fearful retreat down the Korean Peninsula after the Chinese armies smashed across the border
President Nixon’s visit to Peking starts one more surprising turn in an American-Chinese “affair” nearly two centuries old