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520 BCE: Ancient Chinese on the Roots of Democracy in China

Translation of a passage from the Spring and Autumn Annals. The word I translate as school can also mean the village meeting place; it probably served both purposes. I started with the translation into modern Chinese with notes and commentary … Continue reading

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2019: Did Revealing the Secret Chinese Origin of the West Get a PRC Prof’s Social Media Account Suspended Last April?

On April 9th, the South China Morning Post reported that the 90-day suspension of the Weibo account of renowned expert on Chinese grassroots activism (and sometime advisor to top Communist Party leaders) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Professor Yu Jianrong. … Continue reading

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