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Tiananmen Parents: Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989)

Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989) by Ding Zilin and Jiang Peikun Lianlian, our dearest treasure: Father and Mother don’t have the strength to give you a send-off. We will wait at home for your return. Your elder … Continue reading

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de Volksktrant Interview: RANA MITTER AND NADÈGE ROLLAND “China is already shaping us more than we think”

Lots of beneficial brainwaves.  Captures the acute feeling of vulnerability the Party feels. But maybe the sky isn’t falling in after all. Gift diplomacy is intriguing.  The old imperials tribute system was the exchange of gifts. The Emperor gave much … Continue reading

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Kong Lingping’s Rightist Memoir Bloody Chronicles: Prisoners Write and Circulate a Samzidat Publication “The Torch”

From Kong Lingping’s rightist memoir of his twenty-two years in Chinese prison camps and subsequent political rehabilitation. In this chapter, prisoners circulate a handwritten samzidat publication within the camp, the camp authorities, aided by several informers investigate. A ringleader is … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #41 The 45th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 7, 2020

March 7, 2020 The 45th Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today is the first day that I have participated in the community group vegetable purchase. This wasn’t the group food purchase from the supermarket organized by officials but done … Continue reading

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Xu Zhangrun: The People are Angry and No Longer Afraid

Although my qualifications cannot compare with Dr. Barmé’s, I did find the essay fascinating and so decided to work through it on my own and put it up here on here on my translation blog. The first thing one might … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #39 The 43rd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 5, 2020

“Were the interventions to be introduced 5 days earlier than they had been, the number of cases nationwide would have been two-thirds less.” Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #38: The 42nd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 4, 2020

March 4 The Forty-second Day of the Wuhan City Closure As of today, the Wuhan city closure has already lasted three half-months. Yesterday, the number of new confirmed cases fell to one hundred. Many people got very excited hoping that … 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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Wuhan Diary #36: The 40th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020 The Fortieth Day of the Wuhan City Closure Our calendar is still on February. If I weren’t writing a diary every day, I might even forget what day it is. Each day is a repeat of the … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #34: The 38th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 29, 2020

February 29 38th Day of the Wuhan City Closure This day comes once every four years. I never ever thought that I would be spending it like this. Yesterday I was still asking where those several hundred new coronavirus cases … Continue reading

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