Crowdfunding a Scholar Becalmed

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University   The following announcement was released online by Sun Nutao 孫怒濤 on 31 August 2020. Along with Yan Huai 閻淮, who is seventy-five, the seventy-eight year-old Sun has been active in supporting Xu Zhangrun 許章潤 during his travails with Tsinghua University (see, for example, Yan Huai 閻淮, ‘Rashomon & Growing Pains at Tsinghua University’, China Heritage, 10 May 2019).… Read

The Good Caucasian of Sichuan & Kumbaya China

Viral Alarm   The New Yorker magazine has played a not insignificant role in my life. As my interest in traditional Chinese thought and contemporary politics burgeoned in my teenage years, my grandmother, who spent six months annually with her twin sisters who lived in Forest Hills in Queens, introduced me to the cartoons that were a feature of that weekly magazine.… Read