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A Tale of Two Warlords: Republican China During the 1920s

[caption id="attachment_8581" align="alignnone" width="738"] Soldiers of Feng Yuxiang practice with their heavy machine guns ca. 1930. Source: US Army Heritage and Educational Center.[/caption] When the wind blows, the grass bends with the wind. —Yuan Shikai Usually translated into English as “warlords,” junfa were the bane of Republican China. Some were highly trained officers, others selfmade strategists or graduates of the “school of forestry,” a Chinese euphemism for banditry. ...

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Amir Timur: Paragon of Medieval Statecraft or Central Asian Psychopath?

Amir Timur (1336-1405) challenges teachers in several ways. How do you present him and medieval Central Asia to students with little previous knowledge? How can world history teachers accomplish this without expending too much of their most limited resource: time? These are tall orders, but one should still consider their fulfillment. Doing so clearly demonstrates Central Asia’s once pivotal role connecting Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia while introducing a controversial leader whose l...

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