Author Archives: 高大伟 David Cowhig

Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles: The Meetings to “Intimidate the Many by Killing a Few” “杀一小批”宣判大会

Another except from my draft translation of Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles (2) Killing Jiang Zhenjun and Liu Zhihe The Yanyuan Farm, like other jails and reform through labor brigades throughout the country, held a series of many “kill a small … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Mao’s Former Number Two Man Lin Biao

Today I happened across some intriguing quotations from Chairman Mao’s former second in command and close comrade in arms Lin Biao on Wikiquote. Lin Biao was accused of betraying Mao and died in a mysterious plane crash in Öndörkhaan, Mongolia … Continue reading

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“The Execution of Chen Li” from Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles

  Excerpt from my draft translation from Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicle. I knew Kong Lingping when I worked in Chengdu. The story of the political prisoner Chen Li who was executed at the beginning of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  I am … Continue reading

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PRC Politburo First Ever Property Disclosure

https://www.bannedbook.org/bnews/comments/20170203/653143.html An intriguing article on the  China Banned Book website about the Chinese Communist Party’s Chinese New Year’s Party’s seating arrangement ‘kremlinology’. Further down is even more interesting news. Quoting the February issue of the Hong Kong monthly publication Chaoxun. … Continue reading

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People’s Daily Article Criticizes Leaders Who Fear to Assume Responsibility

This January 9th People’s Daily report reminds me of stories about people in this or that Chinese government office using the official stamp to “approve” something.  No traceable signature, just the office stamp. Another way to avoid responsibility. Or at … Continue reading

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1998 PRC Environment Book “Deep Concerns” by Zheng Yisheng and Qian Yihong Translation Summary

The 1998 book by Zheng Yisheng and Qian Yihong, economists at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made a deep impression on me twenty years ago when I worked in the Environment, Science and Technology section of U.S. Embassy Beijing. … Continue reading

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Shao Changchun: Improving Communication is an Effective Method for Improving U.S. – China Relations

Interesting commentary on US – China relations by Shao Changchun, chairman of the China – Europe Cultural and Education Fund who writes “Improving Communication is an Effective Method for Improving U.S. – China Relations” 邵长淳:沟通是改善中美关系的有效方法 on the always interesting collection … Continue reading

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