New on the site this time, two texts:
Xiao Sanza, “Trumpism and the Future of China.” This is a chapter from a book entitled American Order: Trumpism as Understood by Chinese Conservatives, an edited volume whose authors are all mainland Chinese intellectuals, published in Taiwan in the summer of 2021. It is a book of advocacy, as all authors are full-throated supporters of Trump, despite the events of January 6, seeing him as the savior of Western civilization and thus the world. The book interests me because of research I am currently doing on how Chinese intellectuals view Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump. I don’t know if Trump fever has faded in China. I guess we’ll see as the 2024 American presidential campaign approaches.
Xu Jilin, “A Discussion: Does ChatGPT Signal the Birth of a New World, on the Beginning of the End?” This roundtable is an example of the kind of discussions underway in China on ChatGPT, which strike me as quite similar to the discussions we read in Western media.
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