Statue of Mao Zedong.
History

How Marx and Lenin Influenced Chinese Nationalists

April 18, 2021

A group of Chinese nationalists was strongly affected by the triumph of the Russian Revolution. They began translating the works of Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin into Chinese to understand how the Bolsheviks had successfully thrown off centuries of czarist oppression. Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, and Mao Zedong were key people who led the change. […]

The letter tiles making up the word Anti Semitism.
European History

The Nazi Propaganda and Racial Policy

April 9, 2021

One of the controversies surrounding the racial policy before the Holocaust is, whether the Nazis were acting according to some sort of game plan devised by Hitler. […]

Entrance of Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg Nazi concentration camp.
European History

Nazis and the Consolidation of Power

April 9, 2021

The Nazis handled the opposition to their regime with an iron hand. Just a mere suspicion would land someone in the headquarters of the Gestapo. […]

Photo of ancient dragon design on walls.
History

The Boxer Uprising in China

April 1, 2021

The society of ‘Righteous and Harmonious Fists’, called ‘Boxers’ for short, was a secret society. They loathed all foreigners and, in collaboration with Cixi’s imperial officers, sieged all foreign legations in Beijing. However, an international military force was able to rescue the besieged inhabitants and put an end to the Boxer uprising. […]

Portrait of emperor Guangxu
History

China’s Hundred Days of Reform: The Beginning and the End

April 1, 2021

Based on the reform proposals by Kang Youwei, emperor Guangxu issued imperial edicts and began the Hundred Days of Reform. However, these reforms were opposed by dowager empress Cixi and ultra-conservative court officials, and they organised a palace coup and took back the power. Many secret societies also emerged during this time period. […]

Image of Chongling Stele Pavilion.
History

The Beginning of China’s Reform Movement

March 31, 2021

After the failure of the Self-Strengthening Movement, a bold new reform movement began with the aim to overhaul China’s economic and political institutions. Groups of reformers converged to initiate a lobbying campaign in an effort to gain high level imperial support for fundamental social change. […]

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