Category Archives: Politics 政治

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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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:Corruption in Chinese Science and Education

6/9/2006 Science  Magazine on Corruption in Chinese Science Science magazine on June 9, 2006 ran a fine article on corruption in Chinese science. Only thing I would add is that the cause of the problem — the top-down system, planned … 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: 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: The Waves of PRC Nationalism Since the 1990s: Criticizing Wang Xiaodong

Here is a summary of a chapter from the August 2004 book Undercurrents: Criticisms and Reflections on Narrow-minded Nationalism   潜流: 对狭隘民族主义的批判与反思[Qianliu: Dui xia’ai minzuzhuyi de pipan yu fansi]. This book by a group of Chinese scholars and edited  by Leshan … Continue reading

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