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PRC Scholar: Mass Protests Unorganized, Not Stability Threat, Totalitarian System Can Handle Them

This article on mass protests [群体性事件】aka mass incidents in China appeared on Aisixiang, an academic website that carries some intriguing articles at times, and has gotten suppressed now and then over the years.  This article reproduced on Aisixiang originally appeared … Continue reading

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Understanding the Chinese Police State — Thoughts Towards a Reading List

First of all,  I would recommend  Stein Ringen’s  2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship — China in the 21st Century is a fine overview and analysis of China as a police state. Less comprehensive works focusing on a particular aspect of the police … Continue reading

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PRC Anti-Corruption Novel “The Wrath of God”: Insights into Official Corruption

I lived in Beijing from 1996 to 2001.  One of the better books I read during those days was a banned novel loosely based I understand on a Beijing Municipality corruption case of a few years earlier.  I bought the … Continue reading

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