Category Archives: Literature 文学

PRC State-Sponsored Trash Talk/Media Infiltration in New Zealand

New Zealand Professor Anne-Marie Brady recently translated an anonymous poison pen letter on Chinese media infiltration in New Zealand and gave it to the New Zealand Parliament. This new information fits the pattern seen around the world and discussed in … Continue reading

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Leung Man-tao’s Thousand and One Nights Video Series on YouTube

I recently came across a fun Chinese-language literature program on YouTube. This is a good video series for advanced students of Chinese could watch there. Not overly fast, very standard Mandarin as you might expect from a presenter who has … Continue reading

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Hayashi Tadahiko’s 1946 Photo of Mother and Child in the Ruins

I saw this Hayashi Tadahiko (1918 – 1990) photo in an exhibit at the Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC last October and wondered about the scrawled graffiti about first love in the background. Today I came across a Japanese blog … Continue reading

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Xu Zhangrun: “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak”

See Professor Geremie Barmé’s translation of Xu Zhangrun’s article on the China Heritage website at http://chinaheritage.net/journal/and-teachers-then-they-just-do-their-thing/   “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak?” Xu Zhangrun: Having dedicated myself to a teaching career, I have to repeat what Hu … Continue reading

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Chinese Political Mini-Novella: The Last Assassin’s Mace Left Over From Before the Dissolution of the Soviet Union 苏联解体前留下的最后杀手锏

Here below is a Chinese micro-novella found on a Chinese website, Google machine-translated from Chinese to English, then slightly cleaned up.  I’ll copy the Chinese text below the translation.  Sometimes articles with a political tinge disappear suddenly from Chinese websites … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Maoist Labor Camp Memoir: What I Saw and Heard at the Photography Studio

Old Photographs 【老照片】 is a very popular series of books published in China since the mid 1990s (now publishing volume No. 118!) filled with pictures and short accounts   of both family and public lived history from the late 19th century onwards … Continue reading

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Esperanto in China

I remember noticing Esperanto 世界语 on Radio Peking shortwave broadcast in the 1970s.   Later, I read an account of the history of that Russian transplant in China, Lysenkoism/Michurinism, 米丘林科学 one of the many foolish policies that led to mass … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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