Just some links…

One of those terrifying things you assume only happen to other people, but I momentarily encounter the phenomenon apparently known as ‘pressure [at least by my delicate standards] of work’. It’ll pass. Meanwhile some reading…

An FT piece on how the Chinese party-state is rewriting history, indeed, making parts of it disappear. It draws on this paper, ‘Peering Down the Memory Hole’ – scroll to Fig 3, p7 for an example of how censors are removing evidence of 1950s-era debates about the Mainland legal system and such concepts as an independent judiciary. (What debates?)

And here’s Google Books’ copy of the Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Communist Party, edited by Willy Wo-Lap Lam, published just days ago. You can read some interesting parts here – notably Lam’s introduction – and of course order the whole thing. Also, while evil Western ideas are still allowed in Hong Kong universities, here’s a visiting academic’s reading list for a Lingnan U course on contemporary China.

A shop in Central – is this a sign of the times?

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7 Responses to Just some links…

  1. Probably says:

    Given the ‘rewriting of history’ and ‘evil western ideas’ is it not pertinent to note that Jake van der Kamp is still not featured in the SCMP since his article prophecising the downfall of the CCP. Has he been disappeared along with Liu Xia?

  2. pie-chucker says:

    Thanks for the link to Willy Lam’s introduction. Well, qualified thanks.

    I’ve just found out I’m several months older than President Xi. Why has he got nice shiny black hair and mine is steel grey? Could it be that I am subject to far more pressure in daily life than he?

  3. Chinese Netizen says:

    The lucrative China market.

    Faust had it easy with his agreement.

  4. Stanley Lieber says:

    The lecturer’s reading list is intriguing and the Routledge compendium looks superb, albeit a bit pricey.

  5. Joe Blow says:

    I am not sure what belt + road exactly means but I pray that Hemlock won’t get lost somewhere this week wandering that road while tightening his belt. And mind that blonde, Polish under-secretary. She’s a real minx, if you know what I mean.

  6. Chinese Netizen says:

    @pie-chucker: shoe polish is your friend…

  7. Hank Morgan says:

    Yes, thanks for the link …

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