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1929: Hu Shih’s Letter to his Son: Be the Best Person You Can Be

This letter from Hu Shih to his son, written as his eldest son Hu Tsu-wang (1919 – 2005) was sent away to a boarding school at the age of ten, is being shared widely on the Internet in China. Much … Continue reading

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Mianyang Memories and a Press Clipping: Upcoming October 2021 PRC Military/Civilian Science Fair in Mianyang Restricted Area

Below is a press release Report on an upcoming S&T fair in Mianyang S&T City to be held in October 2021. Mianyang is the the home of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics Ninth Physics Institute [web page Google Translated] … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #39 The 43rd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 5, 2020

“Were the interventions to be introduced 5 days earlier than they had been, the number of cases nationwide would have been two-thirds less.” Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #7: Eleventh Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 2, 2020

February 2nd, the Eleventh Day of the Wuhan Lockdown Before I started today’s diary entry, I just searched for “face mask” on Xian Yu (an online second-hand goods market platform) and set the location as “Wuhan”. I found that there … Continue reading

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Father Murdered in Cultural Revolution, Liu He Now PRC Vice Premier

During my ten years in China, many people told me stories of barely imaginable cruelties that took place during the political campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s. I knew Environmentalist Tang Xiyang. Tang told me how his wife, a middle … Continue reading

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2009: Censored — Tang Xiyang’s A Green World Tour

It can be so very hard to imagine what it could have been like to live in a totalitarian state. While I worked in the S&T section at U.S. Embassy Beijing in China, I knew the Chinese environmentalist Tang Xiyang.   … Continue reading

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Bloody Chronicles 血纪: Bloodbath in the Apple Orchard

[Chinese language text online in second half of 【禁书】《血纪》中集(42) To judge by its latitude, Yanyuan was in the tropics. It would have been a comfortable place to live if its high elevation had not given it a long spring, autumn sandstorms … Continue reading

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2010: 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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Gao Ye Poem Dedicated to Victims of Mao Zedong Who Took Their Own Lives

Several hundred thousand Chinese were condemned as rightists in the late 1950s because they disagreed with, were believed to disagree with, some aspect of Chinese Communist ideology or policy.  Some were simply the victims of powerful people. Many died or … Continue reading

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