Tag Archives: Chongqing

Father Murdered in Cultural Revolution, Liu He Now PRC Vice Premier

During my ten years in China, many people told me stories of barely imaginable cruelties that took place during the political campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s. I knew Environmentalist Tang Xiyang. Tang told me how his wife, a middle … Continue reading

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2008: Chinese Focus Group Democracy Experiment in Chongqing

A novel expert-informed focus group experiment in Chongqing, China is described by Mark Leonard’s article “China’s new intelligentsia” in the March 2008 issue of the UK magazine Prospect. Always hard to understand what democracy means in China since the word democracy … Continue reading

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“The Execution of Chen Li” from Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles

  Excerpt from my draft translation from Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicle. I knew Kong Lingping when I worked in Chengdu. The story of the political prisoner Chen Li who was executed at the beginning of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  I am … Continue reading

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