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Is China Totalitarian or Authoritarian?

Is China totalitarian? This is a question I think about sometimes.  China certain doesn’t feel totalitarian, especially when you compare to the old Cultural Revolution days. What does totalitarian vs. authoritarian mean? Perhaps it is just a semi-empty exercise in … Continue reading

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2010: Ran Yunfei — “How I Lived My Life in the Year 2010”

I translated this 2010 online article by Chengdu writer Ran Yunfei 冉云飞 when I lived in Chengdu. Ran Yunfei’s writing cover a wide range of topics in literature, history, education and society. While he avoids direct commentary on Chinese politics, … Continue reading

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微博翻译:成都作者冉运飞推荐些网络上关于向下贫穷人的生活方式

Writer Ran Yunfei is at home in Chengdu under house arrest “residential surveillance”.  I understand that he can exercise in the yard outside his apartment and sometimes has visitors.  He has been reading up a storm and posting reading recommendations … Continue reading

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2008: Ran Yunfei: “Where Will the Fear End? A Talk that Could Not Be Delivered”

Where Will the Fear End? A Talk that Could Not Be Delivered by Ran Yunfei [from one of Ran Yunfei’s blogs – at https://ranyunfei.com/2009/11/860.htm ) November 4, 2008 Ran Yunfei note: This is a talk I had planned to deliver … Continue reading

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2010 Ran Yunfei: Pathological Stability is the Root of Social Instability

变态维稳是社会不稳定的根源 Pathological Stability is the Root of Social Instability by Ran Yunfei (summary translation) Social Science News on May 27 reported that during 2009 China’s overall spending on stability (including public security, state security etc.) reached 514 billion RMB, with … Continue reading

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Wang Yi’s Diary: Now I  Must See My Friend Ran Yunfei Become a Prisoner

[Chinese text follows.  Several articles by Chengdu writer Ran Yunfei are also translated on this blog. ] Wang Yi’s Diary: Now I  Must See My Friend Ran Yunfei Become a Prisoner 王怡今日笔记:忍看朋辈成新囚 I  am heart- broken for my country.  I … Continue reading

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