Jonathan Mirsky

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Chinese middle school graduates (zhiqing), 15 million of whom were ‘sent down to the countryside and up to the mountains’ to ‘learn from the peasants’ during the Cultural Revolution, aboard a Red Guard ship that was about to sail from Guangzhou to Hainan Island

China: The Benefits of Persecution?

Mao’s Lost Children: Stories of the Rusticated Youth of China’s Cultural Revolution

edited by Ou Nianzhong and Liang Yongkang, and translated from the Chinese by Laura Maynard

March 10, 2016 issue

Sin-Lin’s mother, Lin Na, when she was the deputy director and Communist Party secretary of a new steel foundry, Fulardi, China, May 1953

Fighting False Words and Worlds

Shattered Families, Broken Dreams: Little-Known Episodes from the History of the Persecution of Chinese Revolutionaries in Stalin’s Gulag

by Sin-Lin, translated from the Russian by Steven I. Levine

June 4, 2015 issue

The Dalai Lama and Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of Tibet’s government in exile, Dharamsala, India, June 2012

Tibet Resists

Voices from Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage

by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong, edited and translated from the Chinese by Violet S. Law, and with an introduction by Robert Barnett

Tibet: An Unfinished Story

by Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper

A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3: The Storm Clouds Descend, 1955–1957

by Melvyn C. Goldstein

July 10, 2014 issue

South Vietnamese villagers being evacuated by US forces in an attempt to clear the area of Vietcong during Operation Cedar Falls, 1967

An American Century in Asia

Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam

by Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine

June 20, 2013 issue

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