Category Archives: Ideology 思想

Kong Lingping’s Maoist Labor Camp Memoir: A Decade Spent between Life and Death

Another excerpt from my draft translation of Bloody Chronicles 血纪, Kong Lingping’s memoir of his twenty years as a political prisoner in Mao’s labor camps.  In this excerpt,  Kong Lingping recounts how he first got in touch with his mother for the … Continue reading

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The Rectification of Names and the Party United Front Work Department Takeover of Religious Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs

The March 4, 2018 the Chinese Party Central Committee “Decision on the Deepening of Reform in Party and State Organizations” [中共中央关于深化党和国家机构改革的决定] includes among many other abolition of state organizations and the assumption of their responsibilities by Party organizations, the assumption … Continue reading

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Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department 统战部

United Front work, like propaganda, and the political and legal affairs committees exists at every level of Communist Party organization in China mirrored all the way down reporting to both the local Party leader and the corresponding organization at higher … Continue reading

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Huang Wenzhi: How the Anhui “Water Spirit Hairy Man” Rumor Become an Ideology and Local Government Response

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

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2011: How to Write Chinese Internal Communist Party and Government Information Reports

This article presented below in summary translation discusses how to write for internal confidential Chinese Communist Party and PRC government bulletins and reports gives insights into the characteristics Communist Party’s internal information system (many Chinese journalists write for both the … Continue reading

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The Cultural Revolution and the Need for Repentance

I found Deng Yuwen‘s   邓聿文 2013 article on “Why Do Chinese People Feel Regrets About Their Behavior During the Cultural Revolution”  moving.  China media controls, the rationale for them —  the reluctance of leaders to go beyond scapegoating a few individuals … Continue reading

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2006: Theories Chinese Invent For Fear of Democracy

  This article “The Theories that Chinese People Invent Because They are Afraid of Democracy” appeared on some websites inside and outside of China from mid 2005. I looked up some of the hits on this article on Chinese blogs … Continue reading

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