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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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My Student Reported on Me!

我被学生举报了! 原创: 凡人钒语 凡人钒语 [from qq public account  https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Jv2haHKMbgxL81gRZhCtrQ  ]   A student reported me on Monday morning! We were discussing in class whether rich people or poor people made greater contributions to society.  One girl got very angry, and spoke up, … Continue reading

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DPRK, USSR and China: Historians Shen Zhihua and Li Danhui at Wilson Center Book Launch

Today at the Wilson Center, Prof. Shen Zhihua spoke at the public launch of the 2018 English language version of his new book (with Prof. Yafeng Xia) on PRC – DPRK relations A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and … Continue reading

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Declassified Chinese Diplomatic Documents from the 1950s and 1960s in the Wilson Center Digital Archive

Lately I have been translating some declassified Chinese diplomatic archives for the Wilson Center Digital Archive. I have done twenty so far.   https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/search-results/1/%7B%22search-in%22%3A%22all%22%2C%22term%22%3A%22cowhig%22%7D?recordType=Record   A few are particularly memorable. I enjoyed translating Ziguang Hall literally rather than just using … Continue reading

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Atom Bomb Scientist Deng Jiaxian, China’s Oppenheimer

A bust of nuclear bomb scientist and important weapons program leader, and Purdue engineering PhD Deng Jiaxian 邓稼先 in Mianyang’s People’s Park. Deng Jiaxian received his PhD in Physics at Purdue University in 1950. Only shortly before his death was his … Continue reading

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2015: Back to the Classics in President Xi Jinping’s Speeches and Elsewhere

President Xi Jinping’s in his references to Chinese classics in his speeches is not being innovative as a Chinese leader.  He is in line with a trend of the past decade or more of praising Confucius and drawing lessons from … Continue reading

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Why We Need to Repent for the Cultural Revolution 为什么我们需要忏悔

Nanfeng Chuang in July had an article by Xuexi Shibao (Study Times)  Deng Yuwen :” Why We Need to Repent” discussing articles by former Red Guards deeply regretting the terrible things that they did, and remarking how very many people … Continue reading

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