Academic freedom with Chinese characteristics

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Share This: I may have mentioned a couple of times two interesting essays about academic freedom in the field of Chinese studies: Jay Nordlinger’s “Scholars with Spine,” and Marshall Sahlins’ Confucius Institutes: Academic Malware. The issue of “academic freedom” has … Read More

China, the West and “The Shandong Syndrome” (III)

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Share This: 1966: The Red August Holocaust Whereas the Great Leap Forward (1958-1961) had witnessed between 30 and 45 millions of deaths, from famine, murders, raping, suicides and cannibalism, the Cultural Revolution focused on a different type of victim: cultural … Read More

China, the West and “The Shandong Syndrome” (II)

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Share This: Anti-Confucian Confucians In its wider sense, the May Fourth Movement applies to the historical period between 1917 and 1922 when modern China initiated the radical introduction of Western ideas of science, philosophy, literature, and ethics –including Russian Bolshevikism– … Read More

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