The coronavirus crisis has exposed China’s long history of racism

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April 25, 2020


Hsiao-Hung Pai


This report foregrounds the controversial pandemic control measures in the city of Guangzhou in Chinese history, pointing to late 19th century Qing imperial reforms that targeted a revival of China in face of European and Japanese colonialist expansion, Chinese republicanism in the early 20th century, and the establishment of the Chinese Communist party.


City | Health | Historical Context | Media

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