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2009: Censored — Tang Xiyang’s A Green World Tour

It can be so very hard to imagine what it could have been like to live in a totalitarian state. While I worked in the S&T section at U.S. Embassy Beijing in China, I knew the Chinese environmentalist Tang Xiyang.   … Continue reading

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Chinese Experts on Food Safety: Building Food Safety Governance in China

Building Food Safety Governance in China a PDF book downloadable free of charge by a group of Chinese scholars has just been published by the European Union.  The book is  is  available at https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/building_food_safety_governance_in_china.pdf “This book contains a comprehensive review and analysis … 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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2009: “China is Unhappy” First Chapter Capsule Summary

  The first chapter of China is Unhappy    Unhappy China: The Great Time, Grand Vision and Our Challenges (Chinese: 中国不高兴:大时代、大目标及我们的内忧外患; pinyin: Zhōngguó bù gāoxìng: Dà shídài, dà mùbiāo jí wǒmen de nèiyōu wàihuàn) summarized. This is a book easy to dismiss but worth … Continue reading

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Chinese Writer on US History Liu Xianwen Visiting Scholar at Harvard

Liu Xianwen  刘显闻 , author of several remarkable books introducing US history and culture to Chinese readers, is now a visiting scholar at Harvard.  I met Liu Xianwen when I was working at the US Consulate in Chengdu during 2007 – … Continue reading

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最近买的关于中国环境,法律与人权的书

最近纽约时报登了社评“为了了解中国,看他的法律的背后”描写美国法律教授Norman Page 在上海教比较法律课。我把那篇文章放在最后面。 网络上在 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/opinion/to-understand-china-look-behind-its-laws.html?_r=1&ref=opinion Yesterday at a book shop in Chengdu, the Xinhua Wenxuan near Chunxi Lu, I bought several law related books that I thought I thought I would mention on the development of Chinese law and international comparisons.   … Continue reading

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2010: Ma Licheng “The Bent Branch: The Nationalist Surge” in Chinese Books

Ma Licheng’s article “The Bent Branch: The Nationalist Surge” 马立诚:压弯的树枝:狂飙突进的民族主义 on extreme political views in China is appearing on several websites and was picked up by chinaelections.org   at http://www.chinaelections.org/newsinfo.asp?newsid=191944    after it appeared in Economic Observer 经济观察报 on November 20, 2010. … Continue reading

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