New on the site, Li Sipan, "Why Don't Mainland Chinese Liberals Support Women's Rights? This text, recommended to us by Qian Yongxiang, editor of the Taiwanese journal Sixiang, is part of our effort to broaden the scope of our project to include more than the loudest voices. Li, a journalist and feminist activist offers a nuanced critique of Chinese liberalism's failure to engage with feminist concerns.
For those looking for more in the same vein, we would like to endorse Lisa's Rofel's brilliant edited translation of a series of Dai Jinhua's recent essays, entitled After the Post-Cold War: The Future of Chinese History.
May Fourth Centenary
Our modest contribution to the celebration of the May Fourth movement's hundredth birthday is a translation of a People's Daily editorial on the subject by an establishment intellectual: Zheng Shiqu, “Encourage the Broad Masses of Youth to Work Tirelessly for National Rejuvenation”. As the title suggests, the editorial is not critical.
Thanks to Bill Bishop's Sinocism for the reference to Zheng. If you're not reading Sinocism, you should be!
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