Category Archives: Literature 文学

Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles: The Meetings to “Intimidate the Many by Killing a Few” “杀一小批”宣判大会

Another except from my draft translation of Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles (2) Killing Jiang Zhenjun and Liu Zhihe The Yanyuan Farm, like other jails and reform through labor brigades throughout the country, held a series of many “kill a small … Continue reading

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“The Execution of Chen Li” from Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles

  Excerpt from my draft translation from Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicle. I knew Kong Lingping when I worked in Chengdu. The story of the political prisoner Chen Li who was executed at the beginning of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  I am … Continue reading

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Liu Xia’s Poem Written for her imprisoned husband Liu Xiaobo : I Am Tired

Liu Xia’s poem dated September 2016 was addressed to her imprisoned husband Liu Xiaobo.  I saw the poem on the Facebook page of Chengdu writer Liao Yiwu who now lives in Berlin. I Am Tired I am tired I am … Continue reading

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A Poem by Late Qing Chinese Patriot Tan Sitong

While reading Kong Linping’s 孔令平  memoir Bloody Chronicles  血纪 of his long imprisonment after the Great Leap Forward, I came across Kong’s quote of  executed poet-statesman Tan Sitong‘s 1896 poem “My Feelings”.   My translation below. My Feelings Nothing in … Continue reading

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Review of Wen Hai’s “The Gaze of Exile – The Testimony of China ‘s Independent Documentaries” in Hong Kong’s Ming Pao Weekly

Book review  by Janice entitled “The Truth that Cannot be Suppressed” of Wen Hai’s  “The Gaze of Exile – The Testimony of China ‘s Independent Documentaries” in Hong Kong’s Ming Pao Weekly  November 9, 2016 书评:禁不住的真實/Janice :文海 《放逐的凝視─見證中國獨立紀錄片》 2016年11月9日 香港明报周刊 When … Continue reading

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1995: “The Price the Golden Venture Passengers Paid: The Snake Road: Fuzhou to New York via Hong Kong”

Translation of a series of articles on organized illegal migration from Fujian Province, China to the United States in the mid 1990s by the Japanese journalist Arai Hifumi (新井一二三)  that appeared in the Hong Kong monthly   The Nineties (九十年代).  … Continue reading

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Comic Books and Political Education in China

Coming to a New China Bookstore near you — Xi Jinping comic books — know both the red line and the bottom line!   http://csr.mos.gov.cn/content/2016-09/09/content_39766.htm I don’t think this is anything new really. Wandering around China a few years ago I … Continue reading

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