An excellent piece about commemorating important historical events

Remembering and Forgetting Repression in China Jeffrey Wasserstrom June 2, 2016Hong Kongers take part in an annual commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre, June 4, 2013 (Bandari Lei / Flickr) When the anniversary of 1989’s June 4 Massacre arrives later this week, it will provide its annual reminder of a basic fact about contemporary China:… Continue reading An excellent piece about commemorating important historical events

a rebuttal on the mainland’s attack against Taiwan’s newly elected lady president

WorldViews Chinese state media attacks Taiwan’s president for being a single woman By Emily Rauhala May 25 at 3:32 AM Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, after her swearing-in ceremony as the country’s first female president. (Pool photo via AP) Tsai Ing-wen is a lot of things: a graduate of Cornell University and the London School of… Continue reading a rebuttal on the mainland’s attack against Taiwan’s newly elected lady president

Foreign Dust,Industrialization and a market in Tangshan

In the end of the 19th Century, having realized how lag behind China had become, the Qing government decided to develop its industries. Cement, naturally, was in great demand. Yet, no one could produce it in the country. All was imported, which explained why cement was then called yang hui – foreign dust. In 1989,… Continue reading Foreign Dust,Industrialization and a market in Tangshan