Tag Archives: Hefei

Ten-Year Old Girl Appeals for Help from China’s First Lady


In my recent blog “Lock Up and Lock Down” about crackdowns on dissidents and activists during the Two Meetings, I mentioned an incident about a ten-year-old girl whose father is a dissident in Hefei, Anhui (安徽合肥): “In a particularly egregious … Continue reading

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Sheng Shuren: A Journalist in New China – Part 4 – The Great Leap Forward and Propaganda


Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 I almost forgot; I had been to Shanghai before. It was the Chinese New Year of 1990, I decided spontaneously to go to a friend’s home to spend the holidays. On New Year’s Eve, … Continue reading

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An Epidemic in Lu Chow Fu – A glimpse of mission work in 1900’s China


I’ve been working on transcribing the diary of a missionary doctor who lived in Hefei (then called Lu Chow Fu) around the turn of the century. This passage, written by the doctor’s wife, struck me as particularly interesting for several … Continue reading

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