Category Archives: Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi

Anhui’s Water Spirit Hairy Monster Scare of 1953-4

The February 2016 issue of the Chinese journal Communist Party Historical Research and Education  《党史研究与教学》 tells the story, based on research in local government archives,  of a scary rumor from the early days of the PRC.  Widespread rumors of hairy monsters … Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, History 历史, National Security 安全, Politics 政治 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2021: Chinese SF/Ham Radio Web Novel: We Live in Nanjing

I follow the Shenyang Amateur Radio Club on Weibo social media. They passed along a glowing review of new online novel We Live in Nanjing in which a ham radio operator plays a central role. This novel, by Tianrui Shuofu, … Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, Literature 文学, Media 媒体 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

China Anti-Cult Association: Analyzing a Rising Flying Saucer Cult

“As the supreme arbiter of morality and values — as well as the ultimate “manager of society”, the Party demands that all religions take on the colorations that it dictates”. Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, Law 法律, Society 社会 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2019: Did Revealing the Secret Chinese Origin of the West Get a PRC Prof’s Social Media Account Suspended Last April?

On April 9th, the South China Morning Post reported that the 90-day suspension of the Weibo account of renowned expert on Chinese grassroots activism (and sometime advisor to top Communist Party leaders) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Professor Yu Jianrong. … Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, History 历史, Media 媒体 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2019: Local Chinese Party Notice (?) on Conversation Discipline During Spring Festival

Chinese expat websites report that the Chinese Communist Party (according to a joint notice allegedly put by the Social Stability Office, Party Propaganda Department and Public Security Office of Mushan County, Leshan City, Sichuan Province) is asking Communist Party members … Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, Media 媒体, National Security 安全, Politics 政治 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2018: UFO Over North China

UFO sighting in China!   An April 30 video is on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxVXmLNRY6M Another version of this video, albeit with many fewer viewers, has the helpful message written in English on the screen “We will achieve unification one way … Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, National Security 安全, Society 社会 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Musings on Pseudo Science 伪科学 and Cures for It

A recent Economist book review about pseudo science (伪科学 to you sino-literates out there) in personality testing got me thinking about the damage I have seen done by abuse of tests of no scientific validity. The Economist book review is … Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, Science, Technology and Academic 科技学术, Society 社会 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2014: Alien Help is On the Way!

While living in Beijing in the late 1990s, I noticed that during times of political tension, UFO sightings went way up. I wonder if that is still true. I’ll be watching, and maybe the aliens will too. Look what has … Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, Literature 文学, Society 社会 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2017: SF Hugo Winner Liu Cixin: Tough Road Ahead for Traditional Science Fiction

Liu Cixin, author of the Hugo SF award winning novel The “Three Body Problem” on SF today by the Chinese agency Xinhua in Helsinki in an August 2017 interview. Liu says that news of cutting edge scientific achievements is commonplace … Continue reading

Posted in Apparitions, UFOs, SciFi, Literature 文学 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment