Of what significance are foreign domination and humiliations in the past for China today? What is the Chinese word for »national shame«, and what might this have to do with the new Silk Road? How can the delicate balance between openness and isolation that still characterizes China today be historically located?
This episode is the first part of the new podcast series »The Empire Strikes Back«. In each episode, we look at the aftermath and side effects of imperial pasts.