Hong Kong — Twenty-five years after the fall

Xi Jinping’s Empire of Tedium Appendix XII 治 On 1 July 2017, China Heritage marked the twentieth anniversary of mainland China extending suzerainty over Hong Kong with a series of translations, commentaries and art works.… Read

The Double Fifth Festival and the 35th of May 2022

Xi Jinping’s Empire of Tedium Appendix XI 屈 On 30 May 2017, China Heritage published ‘The Double Fifth and the Archpoet’, a commemoration of the annual Chinese lunar Double Fifth Festival 端五節 and a celebration of dissent, both past and present.… Read

A Decade of Telling Chinese Stories

Xi Jinping’s Empire of Tedium Appendix X 敘 ‘We tell ourselves stories in order to live.’ This is the famous opening line of Joan Didion’s 1979 The White Album, a series of autobiographical essays about the 1960s.… Read

We Need to Talk About Totalitarianism, Again

Xi Jinping’s Empire of Tedium
Chapter I 比 Who are those hooded hordes swarming
Over endless plains, stumbling in cracked earth
Ringed by the flat horizon
What is the city over the mountains
Cracks and reforms and bursts in the violet air
Falling towers… — from ‘V.… Read