Author Archives: 高大伟 David Cowhig

About 高大伟 David Cowhig

Retired now, translated Liao Yiwu's 2019 "Bullets and Opium", and studying some things. 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.

Frances Cowhig on Wang Shuping’s September 2019 trip to London: THREE DAYS OF SUN

Frances Cowhig, author of the play “The King of Hell’s Palace” inspired by the life of a Chinese public health hero Salt Lake City’s Sunshine Christensen aka Shuping Wang, and Wang Shuping (王淑平), wrote this tribute to her friend. Frances … Continue reading

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中国留学生眼中的王淑平葬礼

A Chinese student writes about Shuping 记一次葬礼9/28/19 这个故事从一个葬礼开始。一个葬礼不是一个人的故事的结束吗!这怎么是一个故事的开始?没事,这不是小说。这是我写的故事,而我还没去世。 这是一个乌云密布的星期六。我经历过很多的乌云密布的星期六,可是今天却是格外的乌云密布。下午,我参加了一位对世界有很大的贡献的人的葬礼。这位英雄因为给一些很没社会地位的人撑腰而失去工作和受到了不公正的对待。可是,因为她的贡献,成千上万的人被她给救。没有她,这些无辜的人都会被恐怖的艾滋病传染。 我第一次知道这位英雄是前几天前,是我在刷微信的时候关注的。我看到了一个没有那么显眼的文章。我实在没有事干,所以我就把它点开了。读完这件文章,我才认识了这位英雄。 原来,这件事在发生在1991年。这位英雄那时在河南的一个血站里工作。她发现在这些血站里,很多的针头都是多次使用的,而且很多的血液都是被HIV/AIDS病毒感染的。她把这些报告给她的上级,可是他们却置之不理。所以,她直接把这些报告给了卫生部。因为这件事,她拯救了上万人的生命,却丢了自己的工作和婚姻。 她移民到了美国。她有了一个新的家庭,找了新的工作,也重新开始了自己的生活。可是,前几天,她跟自己的朋友和老公爬山的时候,因为心脏病发作猝死而很早的离世了。 虽然这位英雄仅仅在59岁去世了,可是她没有被忘掉。她的子女,老公还有朋友会因为她的勇敢而自豪。她的生命被演成了一个戏剧,让所有人都认识她的故事。媒体让很多人也认识了她的面目。 我们会记住您的,王淑平阿姨!

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Dr Gao Yaojie: In Memory of Wang Shuping 高耀洁:纪念王淑平

Dr. Gao Yaojie yesterday sent me her essay in memory of Chinese Wang Shuping (also known as the American Shuping Wang and Sunshine Christensen of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) and asked me to share it widely. Dr. Gao Yaojie, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wang Shuping 王淑平

The recently deceased 1990s Henan Province blood plasma collection — HIV epidemic whistle-blower Wang Shuping (of Zoukou, Henan), also known as Sunshine Christensen (of Salt Lake City, Utah) 王淑平 is a hero of the Chinese people. 中华民族英雄 A Chinese Joan … Continue reading

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Trans-provincial Bribery? High Officials Help Out Their Old Hometowns 官员偏爱籍贯地的机制研究

Mysterious action at a distance — how is it that the hometowns of high officials have extraordinarily good economic performance when that official is far away and supposedly not in a position to help out? I came across this article … Continue reading

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Henan 1995: Wang Shuping Warns of Coming Blood Plasma Collection Station Spread HIV Epidemic Among Blood Sellers

Henan physician Dr. Wang Shuping, the author of the December 1995 report translated below, reviewed this translation and offered several explanatory notes which are included in brackets below. Wang Shuping is now a research worker at the University of Utah … Continue reading

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1993 Zhoukou, Henan: The Eruption and Sudden Surge of Paid Blood Donations

The HIV/AIDS epidemic that arose in Henan Province, China and other from dangerous blood banking practices and spread HIV/AIDS to at least many tens of thousands of people began with for profit blood sales by tens of thousand of poor … Continue reading

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Court Cases of the “June 4th Protesters Against Government Violence”

Chinese court records give insight into the actions of ordinary Beijing people who went out into the streets in June 1989 to prevent a massacre of students in Tiananmen Square by martial law troops then charging into Beijing. This Chinese-language book, with an introduction by Song Yongyi has the English language title Court Files of Civil Disobedience Against Government Violence on June 4th, 1989 Chinese title: 六四抗暴者法庭档案 Continue reading

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2011: Opponents of June 4 Tyranny Still in Prison

Chinese exile writer Liao Yiwu in his recent book Bullets and Opium (Simon & Schuster 2019) writes about the heavy price that the “June Fourth rioters” paid in many years of imprisonment as a result of their participation in the … Continue reading

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PRC Scholar: Mass Protests Unorganized, Not Stability Threat, Totalitarian System Can Handle Them

This article on mass protests [群体性事件】aka mass incidents in China appeared on Aisixiang, an academic website that carries some intriguing articles at times, and has gotten suppressed now and then over the years.  This article reproduced on Aisixiang originally appeared … Continue reading

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