Category Archives: Media 媒体

Understanding the Chinese Police State — Thoughts Towards a Reading List

First of all,  I would recommend  Stein Ringen’s  2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship — China in the 21st Century is a fine overview and analysis of China as a police state. Less comprehensive works focusing on a particular aspect of the police … 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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2006: Visiting Mao’s Hometown

There are many webpages devoted to Mao Zedong. One of the most interesting is the online Mao Zedong Exhibition  毛泽东博览    The Mao Museum offers Chairman Mao’s works,  photographs,  paintings of Mao Zedong, his poems,  and music celebrating him.  Just sit … 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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Chinese Media Censorship and Fighting Corruption

What gets censored in Chinese online media? The University of Toronto Citizen Lab  and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University have been among the leaders in research into online censorship in China.  In 2013 some … Continue reading

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2010: The Art of Guiding Public Opinion — How Leading Cadres Handle the Media 舆论引导艺术 — 领导干部如何面对媒体

The Art of Guiding Public Opinion — How Leading Cadres Handle the Media 《舆论引导艺术 — 领导干部如何面对媒体》 by Ren Xianliang 任贤良 vice director of the Shaanxi Province Party Committee Propaganda Department and Vice Chairman of the China Journalists’ Association (420 pages, published … Continue reading

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Chongqing: New Worker Art Troupe

When I visited Chongqing in 2011, I heard about migrant worker singing and performance troupes and a website dedicated to migrant workers and worker artistic troupes which “call out in song, use the arts to defend rights, and sing for … Continue reading

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