Author Archives: 高大伟 David Cowhig

About 高大伟 David Cowhig

Worked 25 years as a US State Department Foreign Service Officer including ten years at US Embassy Beijing and US Consulate General Chengdu and four years as a China Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before State I translated Japanese and Chinese scientific and technical books and articles into English freelance for six years. Before that I taught English at Tunghai University in Taiwan for three years. And before that I worked two summers on Norwegian farms, milking cows and feeding chickens.

Bloody Chronicles 血纪: Bloodbath in the Apple Orchard

[Chinese language text online in second half of 【禁书】《血纪》中集(42) To judge by its latitude, Yanyuan was in the tropics. It would have been a comfortable place to live if its high elevation had not given it a long spring, autumn sandstorms … Continue reading

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Wicked Sorcerer Voldemort Quote is China Daily Thought of the Day

        As we try to understand where China may be going, we should be alert to the possibility that evil may gain a toehold in some critical position.        Two days ago, the China Daily … Continue reading

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Just Who are the “Hired Guns” on China’s Internet?

Educational is the Baidu article on the “internet water army (shui3jun1) of hired guns/astroturfers. The graphic accompanying the article depicts several hand-like waves of water emerging from a computer screen labelled tweeters,  online public relations, deliberate postings to create a … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Kong Lingping’s Memoir Bloody Chronicles 血纪: Encounters with Educated Youth Sent Down to the Countryside

Chapter 5 We are Even Less Than You Are I don’t remember just when it started but sometime after the Lin Biao incident,  our group was sent every afternoon to dig potatoes in the big Sixth Brigade potato field on … Continue reading

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(2008) Tankman Wang Welin Probably Met a Bad End – by Wu Renhua

See the video for yourself — here is a link to the PBS Frontline program The Tankman. Not long ago the Voice of America journalist Shu Guofu invited me for a video and audio interview. The reason of the interview … Continue reading

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Chinese Experts on Food Safety: Building Food Safety Governance in China

Building Food Safety Governance in China a PDF book downloadable free of charge by a group of Chinese scholars has just been published by the European Union.  The book is  is  available at https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/building_food_safety_governance_in_china.pdf “This book contains a comprehensive review and analysis … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Maoist Labor Camp Memoir: What I Saw and Heard at the Photography Studio

Old Photographs 【老照片】 is a very popular series of books published in China since the mid 1990s (now publishing volume No. 118!) filled with pictures and short accounts   of both family and public lived history from the late 19th century onwards … Continue reading

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