Tag Archives: patriotism

An Angry Father


Earlier last week, I was on the phone with an artist friend of mine in Beijing. We talked about the documentary he was making, my ideas about a story, and we chitchatted a little about our children. He too has … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Life in China, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Heard on Weibo, 3/24-4/01, “Chungking Jungle”; Gao Zhisheng’s half-hour visit; Taiwan’s democracy; Comrade Leung


“Chungking Jungle” is the name of the play, and it now enters Act III: Silence! Silence!, starting with arrests of “rumormongers,” sanction of websites, and a three-day suspension of comments on Sina and Tencent Weibo. Weibo now feels unreal because of the … Continue reading

Posted in Weekend Section | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What living in China has made me appreciate about America


For my non-American readers please excuse this burst of patriotism, as it is Independence day Today I wanted to share a few of the aspects of American life I enjoy more after living in China for four years. Freedom to … Continue reading

Posted in Life in China | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments