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1928: Qian Mu on Confucius and the Status of His Doctrine

Qian Mu (錢穆 aka Ch’ien Mu) was one of the top Chinese classical scholars of the 20th Century. Here an introduction to Confucius Qian Mu gave to students in Suzhou in 1928. We see in his presentation how he locates … Continue reading

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1999: Jonathan Spence and Yu Ying-shih on Chinese Intellectuals’ Early 20th Century Journey

The article translated below gives a wonderful big picture overview of China in the mind of China and of the West surrounding the megaquestion of how Chinese wanted their country to move forward. Many observations Jonathan Spence and Yu Ying-shih … Continue reading

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1926 Hu Shih: Our Attitude Towards Modern Western Culture

Translation below of Hu Shih’s Wǒmen duìyú xīyáng jìndài wénmíng de tàidù 我們對於西洋近代文明的態度 I saw excerpts of this 1926 article by Hu Shih but not a full translation online so I decided to give it a try. As I worked … Continue reading

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Fiction Award Prize Joke Reflects Local ‘Little Big Brother’ Corruption

China has a micro-fiction prize. This must have been the inspiration for the joke below. It is circulating online in the PRC. Imperial China had a rule of avoidance — officials were not allowed to be the top leader in … Continue reading

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Xiao Gongqin: Dealing with the New Pattern in the U.S. – China Game — U.S.-China Relations III

This is the third and final part of Xiao Gongqin’s article on U.S. – China relations. The first two parts are:  Xiao Gongqin on U.S.-China Relations I: Avoid a Vicious Cycle where you will also see a short biography of Professor Xiao … Continue reading

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2021: Xiao Gongqin: How the U.S. Chooses its Enemies — U.S.-China Relations II

See the first installment of this series, Xiao Gongqin on U.S.-China Relations I: Avoid a Vicious Cycle where you will also see a short biography of Professor Xiao Gongqin. This article provides a fall 2020 perspective on U.S. – China relations. … Continue reading

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2010: Tibet — From Patriotic Education to Building Long-term Monastery Management Mechanisms

 Here is a translation of 2010 article from the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Party School Professor Gong Xuezeng on how to bring Tibetan monks and nuns who follow the Dalai Lama under control. Explains monastery control methods implemented over past … Continue reading

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2003: Kunming City Religious Affairs Bureau 2003 Report to the Kunming City People’s Congress on Religious Affairs Enforcement Work and Problems

Here is a translation I did when I worked at the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu after a visit to Kunming. I found this document on a government website and added some photos I took during the Kuming trip. Report … Continue reading

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China Anti-Cult Association: Analyzing a Rising Flying Saucer Cult

“As the supreme arbiter of morality and values — as well as the ultimate “manager of society”, the Party demands that all religions take on the colorations that it dictates”. Continue reading

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Party Propaganda Campaign on Great Harm Christianity Does to the Chinese National Security?

A Chinese Hui Muslim religious teacher now in exile in Australia just told me about a new attack on Christianity in China. He fears that attacks on all believers are a sign of something extreme like a new Cultural Revolution … Continue reading

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