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2005: Zhou Tianyong: Reform of the Chinese Political Structure

Reform of the Chinese Political Structure A summary translation of  part of 2005 book by Chinese Communist Party Central Party School vice director Zhou Tianyong  周天勇 and his collaborators Introductory comments and characterization of the book Reform of the Chinese … 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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What Deng Really Said: Yellow Cats, Black Cats — Not White Cats, Black Cats!

White Cats are Usurpers. Deng Spoke of “Yellow Cats and Black Cats” What Deng really said:  “It doesn’t matter whether it is a yellow cat or a black cat, as long as it catches mice, it is a good cat.” … Continue reading

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2012: Singaporean Critique of Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis

Looking back,  many common threads can be seen in commentaries on China’s political and economic development and the obstacles to reform.  Here is one from 2012. Singapore Chinese Language Daily Critique of People’s Daily: Stability Obsession Blocks Reform, Precipitates Crisis … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Cultural Revolution: A Ten Thousand Character Petition

Following is a full English translation of Zhou Ruijin’s article “Reflections on the Cultural Revolution: A Ten Thousand Character Petition” mentioned in the previous article which also contains the full original Chinese text:  China Constitutionalist Article “Reflections on the Cultural … Continue reading

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China Constitutionalist Article “Reflections on the Cultural Revolution” Already Being Rectified Behind the Bamboo Firewall

“Reflections on the Cultural Revolution” an article under the penname Huangfuxinping 皇甫欣平 argues that China needs to think more deeply about the lessons of the Cultural Revolution.  At the deepest level, the problem is not just personality cults or class struggle … Continue reading

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Cao Jinqing’s China Along the Yellow River Reading Notes 英文摘要:曹锦清 《黄河边的中国》

My brief Chinese language comment — notes below 我们洋鬼子了解中国文化,经济,习惯文化,等不容易。我对中国的了解是从中国人的交流与阅读中国学者写的书得到的。 依我看中国这个概念也很复杂,说不定也有点不清楚。中国指的又是个文化文化领域又是个相当年轻,有60多年历史的中华人民共和国 (30几年前中国人称呼它《新中国》。中国做文化领域有几千年的历史。我的国家,美国的历史比中华人民共和国的历史长而是比西欧很多国家段(比英国法国段, 比德国长 — 当然比较一个国家历史的长短复杂 — 法国现在是第五个共和国(他们法国人共和国建国之后换了宪法5次。 美国属于有几千年的历史的西方文化领域,中华人民共和国属于中国或者中华文化领域(中华民国之前的由国家(有时几个国家有他们朝代的名字也不叫中国)。 可能你的看法不一样,可是我们大概有共识中国这个文化领域历史很长,很复杂,很有意思。 给我最大的启发是15年出版的《黄河边的中国》。曹锦清1995年夏天为了了解草根中国与他的变迁访问了很多河南与陕西省平民与官员。他也把当时当地的情况与清末的情况来比较。 这样弄清楚当地的特色。 高大伟 《黄河边的中国》 作者:曹锦清 出版社:上海文艺出版社 出版日期:2001年1月 ISBN:753212057 “China Along the Yellow River – A Scholar’s Observations and Meditations on Chinese Rural … Continue reading

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