Tag Archives: Gansu

A Portrait of a “Subverter”


First published by Human Rights in China in New York as a part of its press release, which also includes a translation of Chen Pingfu’s Indictment. On Tuesday, September 4, a 55-year-old man was on trial for “inciting subversion of … Continue reading

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Remembering the Sichuan Earthquake


It was 2:28 in the afternoon when the 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck, it was felt as far away as Hanoi, but I didn’t notice it because I was running late to class. A few of the students who walked in … Continue reading

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How are farmers viewed in modern China?


About 80 years ago Pearl Buck penned her novel “The Good Earth” about farmers in rural Jiangsu province, and today that image remains firmly planted in the minds of Westerners. After my time in rural Guangxi and my visit to … Continue reading

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