The Incompatibilities of Xu Zhangrun

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XVII)   In this season of anniversaries, and as the ‘May Fourth Spirit’ of patriotism, democracy, science and student activism is claimed by Communists and independents alike, we would encourage readers to consider Homo Xinensis — ‘Xi Jinping-era Humankind’ — the most recent version of the ‘New Socialist Person’ that has been inculcated by the Communist Party since the late 1930s.… Read

The Two Scholars Who Haunt Tsinghua University

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XVI)   Tsinghua University formally celebrated its 108th anniversary on the 28th of April 2019. Grand ceremonies involving prominent government officials, local and international dignitaries and hand-picked scholars and students were hosted by the Communist Party leaders of the university.… Read

They’re Afraid

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XV)   One of the themes of Tsinghua professor Xu Zhangrun’s essays on contemporary China is censorship, the multifaceted efforts of officialdom to silence any views that do not accord with the latest propaganda line.… Read

A Hong Kong Farewell — Chan Kin-man

On 23 April 2019 Tiffany May reported in The New York Times that: A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activists to prison terms of up to 16 months for their roles in demonstrations that led to a 79-day occupation of major roads in 2014.… Read