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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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2012: PRC Anthropologist Wu Fei on Suicide and Chinese Search for the Good Life

Cultural Anthropologist Wu Fei on Suicide — Chinese Need to Find a Way to Live the Good Life, Chinese Style 吴飞:自杀与中国式美好生活 2010年06月25日  南方人物周刊 [Wu Fei was one of the co-authors of the 2011 book Deep China: The Moral Life of the … Continue reading

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2012: Singaporean Critique of Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis

Looking back,  many common threads can be seen in commentaries on China’s political and economic development and the obstacles to reform.  Here is one from 2012. Singapore Chinese Language Daily Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis … Continue reading

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A Chinese Migrant Worker’s Story: “I Am Fan Yusu” 《我是范雨素》英文翻译

The autobiographical essay “I Am Fan Suyu” by Chinese migrant peasant author Fan Suyu caused a sensation when it spread across the Internet in China in April 2017. Zhang Pinghui in the May 1 South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) … Continue reading

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Qing General Zeng Guofan on Precursors to Social Chaos

Golly I hope he wasn’t talking about the USA these days! I assume he must have had the Taiping Rebellion in mind.   The famed Qing statesman, scholar and general Zeng Guofan  曾国藩 (died 1871) talking about the three necessary … Continue reading

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2010 Ran Yunfei: Pathological Stability is the Root of Social Instability

变态维稳是社会不稳定的根源 Pathological Stability is the Root of Social Instability by Ran Yunfei (summary translation) Social Science News on May 27 reported that during 2009 China’s overall spending on stability (including public security, state security etc.) reached 514 billion RMB, with … Continue reading

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