Category Archives: Ideology 思想

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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2006:Chinese Public Intellectuals List from Nanfang Renwu Zhoukan

Online PRC Public Intellectuals’ Rogues Gallery A nice entry point into the social, political, and economic debates of modern China is the University of Heidelberg Digital Archive of Chinese Studies Fifty Public Intellectuals database offers a nice entry point to the … Continue reading

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2008:Populism of the Lower Strata and the Intellectuals

Populism of the Lower Strata and the Intellectuals 底层与知识分子的民粹主义 by Tang Xiaobing 唐小兵 Nanfengchuang 南风窗 February 7, 2008 [Note: Chinese today are allergic to the word class 阶级 apparently because of bad memories of Mao’s rule so they they use strata … Continue reading

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Is China Totalitarian or Authoritarian?

Is China totalitarian? This is a question I think about sometimes.  China certain doesn’t feel totalitarian, especially when you compare to the old Cultural Revolution days. What does totalitarian vs. authoritarian mean? Perhaps it is just a semi-empty exercise in … Continue reading

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2009: China’s Singapore Illusion; Religious Charity in Rural Henan

Summarized from the January 28, 2009 issue of Nanfengchuang 南风窗 : Religious Assistance, A New Supplement to Socialization of Elder Care?  宗教救助,社会化养老的新补充?  by Nanfengchuang  journalist  Shi Po 石 破 After going through some background on cooperative health insurance in rural Henan, it discusses … Continue reading

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