Better Angels, Persistent Demons — Part II

China Heritage Annual 2021 Spectres & Souls: Vignettes, moments and meditations
on China and America, 1861-2021 Introduction, Part II   Spectres & Soul: China Heritage Annual 2021 has its origins in 1985.… Read

Other People’s Thoughts, XIX

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

Better Angels, Persistent Demons — Part I

Introducing China Heritage Annual 2021 Spectres & Souls:
Vignettes, moments and meditations
on China and America, 1861-2021   In ‘The Invisible Republic of the Spirit’, the preface to China Heritage Annual 2021, we noted that this would be a year replete with significant anniversaries, both in China and the United States of America.… Read

The Invisible Republic of the Spirit — Preface to Spectres & Souls

We quoted this line from the I Ching in ‘On Heritage 遺’, an essay composed as the formal rationale underpinning China Heritage, an e-journal launched on 1 January 2017. This pithy maxim is well-known in the Chinese tradition and it serves well as an epigram for China Heritage Annual 2021, the full title of which is Spectres & Souls: vignettes, moments and meditations on China and America, 1861-2021. … Read