This Week in History: When Andy Warhol Came to China

In late 1982, Andy Warhol and a small entourage were invited on a VIP trip to Beijing, the Forbidden City and Great Wall.

by Ned Kelly, 29 October 2020

This Day in History: The Rolling Stones First-Ever China Show

Keith Richards: “I feel like Marco Polo!”

by Ned Kelly, 08 April 2022

This Day In History: Mao Coins Communist Slogan Serve the People

Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather...

by Ned Kelly, 09 September 2022

Shanghai's Infamous Ward Road Gaol – The Alcatraz of the Orient

Conditions inside the Gaol were considered to be some of the harshest in the world.

by Ned Kelly, 18 May 2021

This Day in History: Haicheng Earthquake Prediction World First

On February 4, 1975, Chinese authorities claim to be the first to successfully predict an earthquake.

by Ned Kelly, 05 February 2021

This Day in History: Down to the Countryside Movement Launched

Chairman Mao proclaims 'We too have two hands, let us not laze about in the city.'

by Ned Kelly, 22 December 2021

This Day in History: The Discovery of Peking Man

And its mysterious disappearance in World War II...

by Ned Kelly, 02 December 2021

This Day in History: Shanghai Jews Fleeing Nazi Persecution

The total number Jews arriving at the open port of Shanghai by sea and land between November 1938 and 1941 is estimated at 20,000.

by Ned Kelly, 19 August 2022

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