Author Archives: 高大伟 David Cowhig

About 高大伟 David Cowhig

After retirement translated,with wife Jessie, Liao Yiwu's 2019 "Bullets and Opium", and have been studying things 格物致知. 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.

Tiananmen Parents: Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989)

Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989) by Ding Zilin and Jiang Peikun Lianlian, our dearest treasure: Father and Mother don’t have the strength to give you a send-off. We will wait at home for your return. Your elder … Continue reading

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Tiananmen Parents on the Loss of their Son

Ding Zilin, organizer of the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group and her husband, Jiang Peikun, wrote this account of the loss of their son in the Tiananmen Massacres. How Disaster Befell Jiang Jielian by Ding Zilin and Jiang Peikun Jiang Jielian, a … Continue reading

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List of the Names of Forty-nine People Wounded and Disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre

Herer is a translation of a list of 49 people wounded and disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre as they tried to flee charging Chinese soldiers in complaince with an order to evacuate Tiananmen Square. As some have rightly pointed out, … Continue reading

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List of 202 People Killed in the Massacre Collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group (1989-2011)

The list of the dead collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group continues to increase albeit slowly. 203. Cheng Renxing, male, 25 years old, died of shooting; 204. Dai Jinping, male, 27 years old, died of shooting; 205. Li Haocheng, male, … Continue reading

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China Responds to Historical New Opportunities for Development

Summary: China’s rise, China’s cultural renaissance, China regaining its rightful place of dignity in the world, as a contributor to the progress of humanity. Article by Ji Xiusheng and Zhang Yiwen of Huaqiao University (Xiamen) published in China Social Science … Continue reading

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de Volksktrant Interview: RANA MITTER AND NADÈGE ROLLAND “China is already shaping us more than we think”

Lots of beneficial brainwaves.  Captures the acute feeling of vulnerability the Party feels. But maybe the sky isn’t falling in after all. Gift diplomacy is intriguing.  The old imperials tribute system was the exchange of gifts. The Emperor gave much … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu: May We Never Forget Chinese Citizen-Journalist Li Zehua

Citizen-journalist Li Zehua, a freelance citizen-journalist who went to Wuhan during the outbreak of the coronavirus there, was detained by Chinese police on February 26th shortly after trying to do some investigation in the vicinity of the Wuhan P4 Laboratory … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Rightist Memoir Bloody Chronicles: Prisoners Write and Circulate a Samzidat Publication “The Torch”

From Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir of his twenty-two years in Chinese prison camps and subsequent political rehabilitation. In this chapter, prisoners circulate a handwritten samzidat publication within the camp, the camp authorities, aided by several informers investigate. A ringleader is … Continue reading

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Wuhan Writer Fang Fang: “Disdainfully Facing Down a Finger-Pointing Epidemic” — The Ultra-Left is a Virus

“Disdainfully Facing Down a Finger-Pointing Epidemic”: The Ultra-Left is a Virus (Central News Agency, Taipei, March 25th) As Wuhan prepares to end the closure of the city, author Fang Fang, known as the “Conscience of Wuhan” ended the diary she … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #41 The 45th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 7, 2020

March 7, 2020 The 45th Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today is the first day that I have participated in the community group vegetable purchase. This wasn’t the group food purchase from the supermarket organized by officials but done … Continue reading

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