I am Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford.

As a historian, I research the connections between war and nationalism in China from the 1930s to the present. My interests include the Republican Period (1912-1949), the Cold War and Sino-Japanese relations. I’m the author of several books on 19th and 20th century Chinese history and a frequent presenter and speaker for the BBC and other media.

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Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945

China’s Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism