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Untranslatable: Mateo Ricci, the Qing Court, and a Clash of Worldviews

Untranslatable: Mateo Ricci, the Qing Court, and a Clash of Worldviews
For the second year master’s students, we are embarking on our long journey of writing our thesis. My work on my masters degree first began in Africa. I was supposed to talk about humanitarian intervention and the idea first struck me when I was walking through the halls of the Rwandan genocide museum this past summer in Kigali. The museum troubled me. The images and stories of men, women,... 

The United States, China, and the New Global Geometry

The United States, China, and the New Global Geometry
This past Wednesday November 10th, Former Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. delivered some prepared remarks at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center entitled, “The United States, China, and the New Global Geometry.” His speech touched on a number of international security, economic, political, and regional topics as he interpreted the United States’ diminishing global clout. The Middle...