International Security & Foreign Policy

Should China Confront Its Past? Why It Matters to U.S.–China Policy

Grant Year: 2017


Orville Schell will research and write a book that examines the Chinese Communist Party’s manipulation of modern Chinese history and reflect on the implications of China’s unwillingness to confront its history more objectively. He will analyze Chinese writings on its historiography and the literature dealing with the role of history in political narratives, specifically with respect to Japan, Germany, South Africa, and Russia.

University of Southern California International Security & Foreign Policy

$90,000