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Wuhan Diary #40 The 44th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020 The 44th Day of the Wuhan City Closure Fang Fang’s latest Wuhan closed city Diary was deleted from her public Weibo account. In her diary she discussed the video circulating on social media yesterday — during Deputy … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #37: The 41st Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 3, 2020

March 3 Forty-first Day of the Wuhan City Closure A secondary disaster resulting from our epidemic home confinement has been making my parents and “sick at the sight of one another”. To them, anything I do or say is wrong. … Continue reading

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2009: A Chinese Academic on US Cultural Diplomacy

American Cultural Diplomacy and Its Practice in China [Meiguo de wenhua waijiao ji qi zai zhongguo de yunyong] 美国文化外交及其在中国的运用 by Hu Wentao 胡文涛 published by World Knowledge Publishing House, Beijing, January 2008 Prof. Hu Wentao of the Guangdong Foreign Languages … 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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Excerpt Translation: The Qing and Yuan Dynasties were Not ‘Chinese’ Dynasties

China as a cultural zone and China as a state. What is China?  The Qing Dynasty called itself  Da Qing, not China.  Dynasty after dynasty. Are dynasties different states?  Some existed simultaneously with other dynasties within the Chinese cultural zone. … Continue reading

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2008: The Wishes of a Tibetan

  The Wishes of a Tibetan   一个藏族人的心愿 http://tibetanwishes.tibetcul.com/45373.html These are some hopes the Tibetan people have. We hope that the state will support them. 1. We hope that a common Tibetan language will be designated. (86% of Tibetan want … Continue reading

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