Category Archives: History 历史

Kong Lingping’s Righist 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

Posted in History 历史, Literature 文学, Politics 政治 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Health 健康, History 历史, Literature 文学, Society 社会 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Xu Zhangrun: The People are Angry and No Longer Afraid

Although my qualifications cannot compare with Dr. Barmé’s, I did find the essay fascinating and so decided to work through it on my own and put it up here on here on my translation blog. The first thing one might … Continue reading

Posted in History 历史, Ideology 思想, Politics 政治 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wuhan Diary #39 The 43rd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 5, 2020

“Were the interventions to be introduced 5 days earlier than they had been, the number of cases nationwide would have been two-thirds less.” Continue reading

Posted in Health 健康, History 历史, Law 法律, Politics 政治, Society 社会 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wuhan Diary #37: The 41st Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 3, 2020

March 3 Forty-first Day of the Wuhan City Closure A secondary disaster resulting from our epidemic home confinement has been making my parents and “sick at the sight of one another”. To them, anything I do or say is wrong. … Continue reading

Posted in Health 健康, History 历史, Media 媒体, Politics 政治 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wuhan Diary #35: The 39th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 1, 2020

March 1 The 39th Day of the Wuhan City Closure First of all, I wish myself happy birthday! When Wuhan was first closed I always felt that it would still be closed on my birthday. I never imagined that I … Continue reading

Posted in Economy 经济, Health 健康, History 历史, Literature 文学 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congressional Research Service Reports on China and US – China Relations

Many Congressional Research Service reports are archived on the website of the Federation of American Scientists https://fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html as well as on some other websites. For the latest, check the FAS website at the URL above. For example,  here are reports … Continue reading

Posted in Economy 经济, Foreign Relations 外交, History 历史 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Thoughts on Law in China

 Law and administrative systems are fascinating as a reflection of culture, tradition and popular expectations of justice. These expectations exert pressure on a state that naturally wants to be seem as legitimate.  My reflections are those of a retired U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in History 历史, Law 法律, Politics 政治 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Health 健康, History 历史 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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!

Posted in Health 健康, History 历史 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment