New on the site this fortnight: Qin Hui, "'Jing Ke Stabs Confucius' and 'Zilu Sings the Praises of Qinshihuang.'" Drawing on arguments advanced in his Leaving the Imperial System Behind, banned in 2015, Qin offers ascerbic commentary on conservative attempts to rewrite modern Chinese history, as well as on China's contemporary intellectual scene in the summer of 2020.
New this fortnight: Deng Yuwen, “Chinese Statism, the Transitional Nature of Xi Jinping’s Regime, and America’s Response,” Chinese text published on July 15, 2020 on a new European site, “China: History and Future 中国：历史与未来,” created by and for Chinese intellectuals living and working outside of China, hoping nonetheless to contribute to China's future development by providing critical commentary. Deng, a member of the Chinese Guomindang who also served as the editor of the CCP Central Party School journal Study Times before being fired in 2013 (and who now is a Visiting Scholar at Nottingham University in England), offers a spirited essay discussing Sino-American relations and Xi Jinping as a "transitional" figure.
Just one text this time around. It's summer.
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