The Spectre of Prince Han Fei in Xi Jinping’s China

Spectres & Souls Vignettes, moments and meditations on
China and America, 1861-2021   ‘China’s Heart of Darkness — Prince Han Fei & Chairman Xi Jinping’, a five-part essay by Jianying Zha 查建英 offered readers a provocative study of the legacy of the ancient thinker Han Fei and the Legalist school in Xi Jinping’s China by one of contemporary Sino-America’s most insightful cultural critics.… Read

Other People’s Thoughts, XXII

Other People’s Thoughts is a section in the Journal of the China Heritage site. It is inspired by a compilation of quotations put together by Simon Leys (Pierre Ryckmans), one of our Ancestors, during his reading life.… Read

On the End of an Error — Day Ten of Jianying Zha & Katō Yoshikazu’s New Decameron

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China and America, 1861-2021   The following exchange between Jianying Zha 查建英 and Katō Yoshikazu 加藤嘉一 comes at the end of the final chapter of Freedom Is Not Free — A New Decameron, the record of a conversation between the two writers, one from China, who is an American, and the other from Japan, who has been a long-term resident of China.… Read

‘I Hereby Cancel Myself’ — Lee Yee

The Best China In the first installment of The Best China, a China Heritage series focussed on Hong Kong launched on 1 July 2017, we introduced readers to recent commentaries written by the veteran journalist Lee Yee 李怡 (李秉堯).… Read