Sima Nan (司马南)

We thank Emile Dirks for this contribution. Emile is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Toronto whose research interests include Chinese social media, Sino-Southeast Asian relations and, more specifically, migration and HIV/AIDS on the Sino-Myanmar border. _____________ Sima Nan (司马南) (b. 1956) is a prominent social commentator and representative of China’s … more

Shen Zhihua 沈志华

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Shen Zhihua is an historian greatly admired in China as a pioneer of archival research on the Cold War, the Korean War and Sino-Soviet relations. Internationally renowned for his scholarship, Shen first attracted significant media attention in 1995 when he committed some 1.4 million yuan of his own money to buy declassified historical archives from … more