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1993 Zhoukou, Henan: The Eruption and Sudden Surge of Paid Blood Donations

The HIV/AIDS epidemic that arose in Henan Province, China and other from dangerous blood banking practices and spread HIV/AIDS to at least many tens of thousands of people began with for profit blood sales by tens of thousand of poor … Continue reading

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Xu Zhangrun: “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak”

See Professor Geremie Barmé’s translation of Xu Zhangrun’s article on the China Heritage website at http://chinaheritage.net/journal/and-teachers-then-they-just-do-their-thing/   “Whoever Heard of a Teacher Who Doesn’t Speak?” Xu Zhangrun: Having dedicated myself to a teaching career, I have to repeat what Hu … Continue reading

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2012: PRC Anthropologist Wu Fei on Suicide and Chinese Search for the Good Life

Cultural Anthropologist Wu Fei on Suicide — Chinese Need to Find a Way to Live the Good Life, Chinese Style 吴飞:自杀与中国式美好生活 2010年06月25日  南方人物周刊 [Wu Fei was one of the co-authors of the 2011 book Deep China: The Moral Life of the … Continue reading

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2003: Instant Messaging at the Time of SARS — Sarcasm and the Leadership

Instant Messages at the Time of SARS —  Sarcasm and the Leadership Cell phone messaging relayed much information and misinformation throughout China during the 2002 – 2003 SARS epidemic . The government found that sarcastic attacks on government officials spread very … Continue reading

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Qing General Zeng Guofan on Precursors to Social Chaos

Golly I hope he wasn’t talking about the USA these days! I assume he must have had the Taiping Rebellion in mind.   The famed Qing statesman, scholar and general Zeng Guofan  曾国藩 (died 1871) talking about the three necessary … Continue reading

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Xue Li of CASS on “Conclusions Drawn from China’s Rapid Development”

Xue Li of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences published a comment piece in the  October 8th issue of the Chinese language Financial Times.  URL (checked) is http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001064230?full=y I am often impressed with the articles on the ftchinese.com website. This paragraph … Continue reading

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“China Along the Yellow River – A Scholar’s Observations and Meditations on Chinese Rural Society”  Reading Notes for Book One 

黄河边的中国    “China Along the Yellow River – A Scholar’s Observations and Meditations on Chinese Rural Society”  Reading Notes for Book One  [My 2001 review of Cao Jinqing’s China Along the Yellow River was published in China Review in 2001 … Continue reading

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2012 RFA Translation: The Rights Protection Trend Among Retired Military Cannot Be Ignored

  I saw the RFA article on the Tianwang website of the China Tianwang Human Rights Center in Chengdu at 64tianwang.com http://www.64tianwang.com/bencandy.php?fid-9-id-9541-page-1.htm The Rights Protection Trend Among Retired Military Cannot Be Ignored by Wen Yuqing Radio Free Asia Cantonese Language Section … Continue reading

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