Contrary to the popular historical narrative that China's exposure to the West in the 1800s hastened a slew of problems for an inward-looking Qing Dynasty, historian Odd Arne Westad argues that the Qing were not only eager to expand outward but benefited immeasurably from Western creativity and knowledge.
For Sun Ying, an English language teacher from the Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, the students she now teaches Chinese to at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, are quite a bit different from her students back home.
After a 15-year presence in China, United Way, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit organization, recently launched a new partnership with the Shanghai Charity Foundation to improve school conditions for migrant children.
Asian American households outspend median US households by an average of 19 percent, and earn 28 percent more on average than the US median income, according to a consumer report released by Nielsen this week.
Chinese composer Huang Ruo joined members of the Santa Fe Opera at New York's Asia Society Monday night in a panel discussion and preview of the upcoming American premiere of his opera Dr Sun Yat-Sen, which will open next summer in Santa Fe.
In the late 1890s, against a backdrop of economic discord and growing Western influence, a group of Chinese peasants formed The Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists, later known as the Boxers.