LA Review of Books: China’s Forgotten World War II

I wound up doing a sort of sequel to my China’s Forgotten WWI post for the LA Review of Books China Blog, this one looking at—no surprise here—China’s forgotten WWII. The new post is a Q&A with Oxford historian Rana Mitter, author of Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937–1945. I’ve used this book a … Continue reading LA Review of Books: China’s Forgotten World War II

LA Review of Books: Ping-Pong Powerhouses and Table Tennis Tales

I think this will be my final post related to last month’s literary festivals. I saw journalist Nicholas Griffin speak at the Capital M Litfest in Beijing about his new book, Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game that Changed the World, and not long after managed to get my hands on a copy. … Continue reading LA Review of Books: Ping-Pong Powerhouses and Table Tennis Tales