Monthly Archives: September 2021

2015: PRC Marxist Scholar on the Sinicization of Marxism and the Confucianization of Sun Yatsen’s Three People’s Principles

Hybrid vigor or hybrid weakness? Xiamen University Marxism Institute Professor Pang Hu compares the sinicization of Marxism from the West via Russia through continual adjustment through practice in its new Chinese environment with the vitiation of once vigorous western brought … Continue reading

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2021: PRC Central Committee On Strengthening the Guiding Role of Chinese Marxism Across All Disciplines

Forging Souls or Building Character? General Secretary Xi Jinping seems to harken back to Lenin and his ideas about forging a new type of person, the New Soviet Person [человек chelovek means person in Russian] . Xi often refers to … Continue reading

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PRC Education Reform: Does Xi Thought Now Require Less Xi Thought in Class?

Chinese teachers local eduational authorities and classroom teachers are working out how to implement the Communist Party and central government policy of reducing excessive burden on students (see for example Private Out, State Further “In” as Chinese Education Focuses on … Continue reading

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Free Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Zhang Zhan

Exiled Chinese writer Liao Yiwu, author of The Corpse Walker and Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre, wrote this call for solidarity with imprisoned Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan. Zhang Zhan was arrested and imprisoned … Continue reading

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China’s Lessons for the Arab World: A Jordanian’s Book is Translated into Chinese

A recent book by a Jordanian author has been translated from Arabic into Chinese. Translating the title is a bit tricky. I would understand it about perceiving one’s civilization as being backward in some respects compared with contemporary states that … Continue reading

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Chinese Workers on Their Lives: Self-Representation in “New Workers’ Literature”

A discussion of the new workers’ literature movement in China exemplified by the journal New Workers’ Literature edited by Fan Yusu. Fan’s autobiographical account “I am Fan Yusu” (translated this blog) got wide attention when it was published in 2017. … Continue reading

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Kinamedia: How “Historical Nihilism” Shapes China’s Film Industry

Thanks to the magic of Google Translate even the scandoilliterates among you may find interesting Linus Fredriksson’s article on historical nihilism and the Chinese film industry. Now on the Swedish website  Kinamedia. For more on historical nihilism in China see also: 2016: CASS … Continue reading

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2021: Private Out, State Further “In” as Chinese Education Focuses on the Family

Reading this latest policy statement on education does make one think the Chinese Communist Party does keep on putting the total in totalitarian. For a discussion of totalitarianism in China see my previous posting Is China Totalitarian or Authoritarian? The Chinese … Continue reading

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