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.

Li Bifeng 李必丰: In a Country Like This, We Can Only Hibernate

Li Bifeng,  a Chinese poet imprisoned for his article about a 1989 worker protest.  He got another twelve year prison sentence in 2012 apparently for helping another Chinese writer, Liao Yiwu flee into exile.  Li was arrested three months after Liao … Continue reading

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2011: Comment from Woeser’s Invisible Tibet Blog on the Party’s United Front Work Department and Tibet

  转自唯色博客http://woeser.middle-way.net/2011/11/2011.html  Woeser’s Invisible Tibet Blog entry of November 24, 2011  Tibetan Affairs Revealed 2011 (some notes on Tibet work of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department)  http://woeser.middle-way.net/2011/11/2011.html  http://tibetalk.com/bbs/index.php?all=1305432253  The Tibetan writer Woeser, in her blog entry of … Continue reading

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Chun Wong’s HK Film “Mad World” 《一念无明》

July 14, 2017 at the Museum of American History we saw the Hong Kong film “Mad World” 一念无明 by the Hong Kong first time director 28 year old Chun Wong. The film portrays a stockbroker with bipolar mental depression disorder … Continue reading

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Chinese Political Scientist on the PRC Military Command and Political Commissar System

 英文翻译摘要:《中华人民共和国政治制度》第11章 国家军事制 Summary translation of Chapter 11 The State Military System in Pu Zhiqiang’s The Political System of the People’s Republic of China Chapter 11 The State Military System Pages 369 – 392 of the Political System of the People’s … Continue reading

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Chairman Mao’s Poetry Classnotes Auctioned Off

Art Daily recently carried a story Rare handwritten notes by Chairman Mao of the utmost rarity on the international market “LONDON.- A remarkable collection of handwritten notes by Chairman Mao, of the utmost rarity on the international market, will be offered for … Continue reading

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2009: Sichuan Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering

中文原文在 http://www.ngocn.org/?action-viewnews-itemid-45084   Translation of the article “Earthquake Zone NGOs: Wavering Between Leaving and Entering” in the Chinese periodical Nanfengchuang 南风窗issue of May 6, 2009 震区NGO, 摇摆在进退之间   Officials have been gradually increasing their checks and screening of NGO volunteers. “We … Continue reading

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2009: Defense Plea of Sichuan Dissident Tan Zuoren 谭作人涉嫌煽动颠覆国家政权案 — 夏霖、浦志强两位律师的一审辩护词

After the August 2009 trial of Tan Zuoren there circulated on the Internet in China, and being constantly deleted on Chinese websites, the defense plea in his case.  Tan’s one day trial was held on August 12 in Chengdu. The defense … Continue reading

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