Friday, March 20, 2015 – 4:18pm Lijia Zhang Although China’s revolution significantly improved women’s position in society, it ultimately failed to balance the power between men and women. The social transformation, no matter how seemingly dramatic, hasn’t wiped out the male chauvinism so deeply rooted in our culture that it leads to gender asymmetry. Deng… Continue reading Dark Days for Women in China – my thoughts on the detention of the five feminists, published in ChinaFile
SEARCH Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on the Risks to Chinese Communist Rule By CHRIS BUCKLEY MARCH 15, 2015 9:00 PM March 15, 2015 9:00 pm 2 Comments Photo Chinese paramilitary officers marching on Tiananmen Square before the opening session of the National People’s Congress on March 5.Credit How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency Email Share… Continue reading Q & A with professor Shambaugh, the author of the controvercial article about China’s ‘crack-up’
The festival kicked off with a session ‘Why I write’ at bookworm, moderated by me. I quoted Goerge Orwell’s famous essay, attached here. still relevant. Why I Write orwell.docx
Menu News Markets Insights Video Search China Hails, Then Bans a Documentary The country’s Silent Spring falls victim to government feuding Don’t Miss Out — Follow us on: Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube byChristina Larson 4:59 AM CST March 13, 2015 A man wears a mask as he waits to cross a road near the CCTV… Continue reading a nice piece about the hit documentary Under the Dome, in which I am quoted
Power struggle in the name of pollution fight A documentary film has effectively stolen the show from China’s “two sessions” being held in Beijing. Chai Jing (柴靜), a former anchor at state broadcaster CCTV, singlehandedly set air pollution as the talk of the nation through her 103-minute production Under the Dome (穹頂之下), which has reportedly… Continue reading a piece on the hit enviormental documentary Under the Dome
See below another China’s upcoming collapse piece by well-known sinologist David Shambaugh, which has caused much debate. Personally I don’t not see this will materilize in the near future. The Coming Chinese Crackup The endgame of communist rule in China has begun, and Xi Jinping’s ruthless measures are only bringing the country closer to a… Continue reading China’s collapase?
This Friday, Beijing International Literature Festival will kick off. I’ll be moderating the opening session, bascially about why we write. I pasted below an interview with me on the subject. Writers and Readers Chan Koonchung, Linda Jaivin, Sheng Keyi, Xu Xi; moderated by Lijia Zhang | The Bookworm, Fri March 13, 8pm | BW13D To… Continue reading why I write