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February 22, 2023
Teaching a lecture class on Ukrainian history last fall, I felt a touch of the surreal. The war in Ukraine had been going on for half a year when I began. A nuclear power...
February 20, 2023
Yale historian Denise Ho discusses her new co-edited volume on the power of consumer objects to reveal insights into Chinese culture during an era of scarcity.
February 16, 2023
Jennifer Altehenger and Denise Ho to talk about their new edited volume, Material Contradictions in Mao’s China, published in December 2022 by the University of Washington...
February 14, 2023
The Gutenberg Bible is one of the treasures of Yale University’s Beinecke Library — the first book printed with movable type in Europe. Now it has a companion, a much older...
January 25, 2023
In My Egypt Archive, Alan Mikhail provides an engaging on-the-ground account of the everyday authoritarianism that produced the Arab Spring in Egypt. Here, Mikhail talks to...
January 13, 2023
With 2022 behind us, it’s time to look ahead to what we’ll be reading in the new year. Below, we’ve organized forthcoming releases by category and included a few suggestions...
January 7, 2023
In recent days, we’ve watched congressional Republicans reap the whirlwind. In campaigning for the 2022 midterm elections, the G.O.P. rode a wave of extremism, saying little...