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PRC State-Sponsored Trash Talk/Media Infiltration in New Zealand

New Zealand Professor Anne-Marie Brady recently translated an anonymous poison pen letter on Chinese media infiltration in New Zealand and gave it to the New Zealand Parliament. This new information fits the pattern seen around the world and discussed in … Continue reading

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Leung Man-tao’s Thousand and One Nights Video Series on YouTube

I recently came across a fun Chinese-language literature program on YouTube. This is a good video series for advanced students of Chinese could watch there. Not overly fast, very standard Mandarin as you might expect from a presenter who has … Continue reading

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Xu Zhangrun: “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak”

See Professor Geremie Barmé’s translation of Xu Zhangrun’s article on the China Heritage website at http://chinaheritage.net/journal/and-teachers-then-they-just-do-their-thing/   “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak?” Xu Zhangrun: Having dedicated myself to a teaching career, I have to repeat what Hu … Continue reading

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Chinese Political Mini-Novella: The Last Assassin’s Mace Left Over From Before the Dissolution of the Soviet Union 苏联解体前留下的最后杀手锏

Here below is a Chinese micro-novella found on a Chinese website, Google machine-translated from Chinese to English, then slightly cleaned up.  I’ll copy the Chinese text below the translation.  Sometimes articles with a political tinge disappear suddenly from Chinese websites … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Maoist Labor Camp Memoir: A Decade Spent between Life and Death

Another excerpt from my draft translation of Bloody Chronicles 血纪, Kong Lingping’s memoir of his twenty years as a political prisoner in Mao’s labor camps.  In this excerpt,  Kong Lingping recounts how he first got in touch with his mother for the … Continue reading

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2011: Debunked “Du Fu” Poem That Criticized Chinese Government Proved Prophetic

This poem misrepresented as Du Fu’s 杜甫《蜀中吟》seems to have been devised to plague the regime by some mischievous literary people. The noxious weed appeared on some Chinese websites this spring was detected by China’s literary guardians. Xiao Qiang’s China Digital … Continue reading

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2010: Gao Ye Poem Dedicated to Victims of Mao Zedong Who Took Their Own Lives

Several hundred thousand Chinese were condemned as rightists in the late 1950s because they disagreed with, were believed to disagree with, some aspect of Chinese Communist ideology or policy.  Some were simply the victims of powerful people. Many died or … Continue reading

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Li Bifeng 李必丰: In a Country Like This, We Can Only Hibernate

Li Bifeng,  a Chinese poet imprisoned for his article about a 1989 worker protest.  He got another twelve year prison sentence in 2012 apparently for helping another Chinese writer, Liao Yiwu flee into exile.  Li was arrested three months after Liao … Continue reading

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Chairman Mao’s Poetry Classnotes Auctioned Off

Art Daily recently carried a story Rare handwritten notes by Chairman Mao of the utmost rarity on the international market “LONDON.- A remarkable collection of handwritten notes by Chairman Mao, of the utmost rarity on the international market, will be offered for … Continue reading

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2003: Instant Messaging at the Time of SARS — Sarcasm and the Leadership

Instant Messages at the Time of SARS —  Sarcasm and the Leadership Cell phone messaging relayed much information and misinformation throughout China during the 2002 – 2003 SARS epidemic . The government found that sarcastic attacks on government officials spread very … Continue reading

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