And Teachers, Then? They Just Do Their Thing!

The refusal of one decent man
outweighs the acquiescence of the multitude.
千人之諾諾,不如一士之諤諤。 — Sima Qian, ‘Biography of Lord Shang’
司馬遷著 《史記 · 商君列傳》
trans. G.R. Barmé In November 1978, Beijing audiences flocked to ‘Where Silence Reigns’ 於無聲處, a play first staged in Shanghai that addressed the question of the repression of the ‘Tiananmen Incident’ two years earlier.… Read

Travelling in the Opposite Direction — Jin Yong & Me

The Best China XVI Jin Yong’s fictional world was enthralling. Although I first encountered the work of Louis Cha (查良鏞, 1924-2018), better known as Jin Yong 金庸, in the late 1970s, the first martial arts novel of his that I read — The Deer and the Cauldron 鹿鼎記 — was his last (it appeared between 1969 and 1972).… Read

Other People’s Thoughts, XV

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