New on the site this time:
Xu Jilin reflects on the “silence” of the Shanghai lockdown in a talk with the Chinese branch of the PEN organization in June of 2022, a few weeks after the lockdown was lifted.
Chen Zhiwu talks about how “risk avoidance” has shaped the course of civilization, in an interview with Southern People Weekly on the occasion of the publication of Chen’s The Logic of Civilization (2022).
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