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Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present

BY ROBERT TIGNOR, JEREMY ADELMAN, STEPHEN ARON, STEPHEN KOTKIN, SUZANNE MARCHAND, GYAN PRAKASH, AND MICHAEL TSIN NEW YORK AND LONDON: W. W. NORTON, 2002 XXXII PLUS 462 PP. PLUS A 49-PAGE APPENDIX CONSISTING OF A PRONUNCIATION GUIDE, CREDITS, AND INDEX PAPERBACK FIRST ED. ISBN 0-393-97746-3. $61.25 Reviewed by Jonathan Goldstein In 1997 W. W. Norton and Company engaged Princeton University Africanist Robert Tignor to create a modern world history survey text “with integration and balance...

Film Review Essay, Resources

Round Eyes in the Middle Kingdom

Ronald Levaco, a member of the Department of Cinema at San Francisco State University, spent over six years producing his autobiographical video, Round Eyes in the Middle Kingdom. He has assimilated his father Ben’s extraordinary black-and-white movies and still shots of pre-Revolutionary China with historical footage and with interviews Ronald conducted in the 1990s with Israel Epstein. “Eppy,” Ben’s boyhood friend in Tianjin, became a revolutionary and remained in China in 1949 when th...