In preparation for China’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, a couple in Luoyang, Henan province, re-enacts the famous photograph taken in New York’s Times Square on V-J Day.
It would be wrong to see China's role in the second world war as a story of the powerful West coming to the rescue of a hapless Chinese nation.
Could these gentlemen be early pioneers of textspeak?
Council Flat Holm Project/Wikimedia Commons
Long before 'sup' and 'hwu' there was 'Hw r u ts mng?'
The Australian Border Force’s creation was no simple re-shuffling of departmental units.
The Australian Border Force represents a significant departure from earlier ways of managing the border.
‘Marriage equality’ is directly linked to gender equality.
At the heart of the debate around the language of marriage is a conflict about whether a marriage between same-sex partners is the same or different to a marriage between opposite sex partners.
Marshal Admiral Yamamoto’s bunker in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, which was the wartime headquarters of the Japanese in the south-west Pacific.
The Pacific War played out as a colonial war in the Pacific. It was brutal for non-combatant civilians in its path, and its impact epitomised the dehumanising capacity of both war and colonialism.
We cannot attribute a particular characteristic, whether positive or negative, to religion as religion does not have the ability to act.
When public policy is being shaped, it is incumbent upon public figures to be better versed in discussions surrounding religion.
World War I made the world realise the importance of scientific research.
Australian War Memorial G00907
Before World War I, science was considered a novelty in Australia. But the War triggered the realisation that the government needed to invest in scientific research.
Reality is brutal.
With Robin Hood Gardens in danger of being destroyed, it's time to look beyond appearances and recognise its real value.
Two months after the bombing at Hiroshima.
US Department of Defense
US military censors contained information after the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, leaving Americans with a limited understanding of the impact of radiation.
The average age of survivors is now 80. In five years, very few of these first-hand witnesses will be around to remember the event. Many of their stories are in danger of being lost forever.
Koh-i-Noor in its current setting.
Amid renewed debate over Britain's colonial debt to India, John MacKenzie discusses the history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond and discusses other Indian treasures that remain in British ownership.
Louis Le Prince’s 1888 frames of Leeds Bridge.
“Who came first” may be a good game, but it doesn't lead to any clear answers.
Fiona Hanson/PA Archive
Our morbid interest in the macabre never vanished – it was just displaced.
In our era – like others – outrage and hyperbole seem to be par for the course.
In our era of 24-hour news, outrage and hyperbole seem to be par for the course. But as Sr John Madden's 1909 "gravest peril" speech illustrates, overblown moral panic, to fit an agenda, is nothing new.
Blowing up the desert – and people’s minds: the first atom bomb test in 1945.
The first atom bomb test seventy years ago today marks the start of a change in Americans' thinking about radiation. On balance, our nuclear anxieties endure today.
Children develop based on their interactions with people, books and cultural artefacts. History textbooks could have a great deal to teach them about empathy.
Are history textbooks constructing the past in a way that allows learners to develop empathy by walking in many different people's shoes?
Wolf Hall is based on historical events – but its producers don’t claim to be telling a true story.
BBC/Company Productions Ltd
Historical representation is far more complex than merely providing the facts – which is why debate continues to rage about the authenticity of popular televised historical dramas such as Game of Thrones and Banished.
‘Doctor, whenever I get up I feel dizzy for half an hour.’ ‘Then wait for half an hour before getting up.’
Alexander the Great trust to physician Phillip, Henryk Siemiradzki
Medicine has changed beyond recognition in the last 2,000 years. So why should we still care what the founders of Western medicine thought?
Throughout history, most people have used marijuana to escape the toils of everyday life.
'Joint' via www.shutterstock.com
For over 500 years, the drug has been associated with racism and poverty.
Creating a buzz.
Our expert reveals that modern coffee culture has its roots in 18th-century literature.