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Kerry Brown on China’s head of state Xi Jinping auf Englisch

Informative article.  Fortunately the Google oracle stepped in to help. https://www.bpb.de/internationales/asien/china/325116/chinas-staatschef-xi-jinping China’s head of state Xi Jinping Xi Jinping has been at the helm of China since 2012. Who is the man and how is his politics changing the world’s most … Continue reading

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Reading Ye Fu’s “Requiem for a Landlord”

After reading Ye Fu’s essay Requiem for a Landlord , he writes the story of his own grandfather, a murdered scapegoat of Mao’s 1951 land reforms that killed millions of landowners, big and small as well as other troublesome people … Continue reading

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Late 1990s Reading Notes: PRC Scholars on Xinjiang

While working in the US Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology Section in the late 1990s, I collected some books on Xinjiang. I went on a ten-day trip there in 1997 planning to do a report on desertification and implementation … Continue reading

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2003: Book on PRC Weapons and Systems Procurement “Equipment Systems Lifetime Management”

Equipment Systems Lifetime Management [Zhuangbei quanxitong quanshouming guanli] Beijing, 2003, National Defense Industries Press Edited by Wang Hangong, Gan Maozhi, Chen Xuechu and Luo Yun This book demonstrates how the Chinese military has thoroughly assimilated in their own military texts … Continue reading

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2005: PRC Economist on PLA Military Pay

Theory and System of Military Pay 《军人薪酬的理论与制度》(Junren Xinchou de Lilun yu Zhidu) by Zhao Junlan 赵俊兰 of the PLA Navy Dalian Naval Academy This book on PLA salary reform might be more for specialized tastes, but I found it the … Continue reading

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2003: A Chinese Expert on PRC National Defense Industrial Sector Reform

Here is another book I ordered online from a Chinese bookstore, did a summary, sharing it with interested colleagues while working at State/INR. Open source intelligence can be both easy to collect (albeit in a language difficult for sino-illiterates) and … Continue reading

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From Kong Lingping’s Mao Prison Camp Memoir: The Folly at Oil Depot Bend

Kong Linping in his memoir tells the story of a murderous terraced paddy field and road construction project that killed many of the slave laborers in his labor camp. Chongqing author Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir describes twenty-two years in Chinese … Continue reading

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Rightist Memoir “Blood Chronicles” : Cultural Revolution’s End

This chapter treats some of the Cultural Revolution years (mid 60s to mid 70s) at the Yanyuan reform through labor prison farm for political prisoners. Chongqing author Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir describes twenty-two years in Chinese prison camps and subsequent … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Rightist Memoir “Blood Chronicles”: What Befell the Betrayers of Labor Camp Samzidat Publication “The Torch”

This passage in Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir of his twenty-two years in Chinese prison camps and subsequent political rehabilitation describes what befell the betrayers of the concentration camp anti-communist self-published magazine The Torch. Their betrayal led to the execution of … Continue reading

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PRC Diplomatic History Scholar Shen Zhihua

I’ve been lucky to hear Professor Shen Zhihua at the Wilson Center in DC twice over the past few years.  He came both times with a group of five or so Chinese scholars who gave presentations on PRC history and … Continue reading

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