PEN For Freedom (No.1-12)

PEN For Freedom (No.1-12, PDF) 

What 270,000 Books Tell You About China’s Changing Values


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Chinese values are shifting.

A University of California at Los Angeles study assessed Chinese values by analyzing the words used in more than 270,000 Chinese-language books and found that China’s Continue reading


Hu Shih rare book discoveryBY HU SHIH

Yifei Shi, a second-year student in the Regional Studies – East Asia (RSEA) A.M. program at Harvard and a recipient of the HYI-RSEA Fellowship, recently discovered a book in the Harvard-Yenching Library signed by Hu Shih that has now been reclassified as part of the Library’s rare book collection.

The book, entitled Two Newly Edited Texts Continue reading

China “Porn Inspector” Jobs Get Thousands of Applicants

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​My Life as a Communist Stooge: Working in China’s Ministry of Truth

February 25, 2015

by Alex Hill

Every morning, my workday begins with a selection of stories. “Human Rights Advancing in China” is a typical headline. “Building Prosperity in Tibet” or “A Step Up for Chinese Democracy” are other possibilities. There is usually at least one blistering denunciation of Japan, Continue reading

China’s Brave Underground Journal—II

Ian Johnson DECEMBER 18, 2014 ISSUE

Remembrance an online journal published in Tiantongyuan, China

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Ouyang Xiang, son of a denounced former Party secretary in Heilongjiang province, being persecuted during the Cultural Revolution for sending an unsigned letter to the local revolutionary committee in his father’s defense, Harbin, November 1968. The sign around his neck bears his name Continue reading

China’s Brave Underground Journal

Ian Johnson DECEMBER 4, 2014 ISSUE

Remembrance an unofficial journal published in Tiantongyuan, China

Young pioneers on the eve of the Cultural Revolution, 1965; photographs by Marc Riboud, whose exhibition ‘Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia’ is at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York City, until March 23, 2015

On the last stretch of flatlands north of Beijing, just before the Mongolian foothills, lies the satellite city of Tiantongyuan. Built during the euphoric run-up Continue reading

From China, Love and Hate for Common’s Oscar Speech

The recording artist’s nod to Hong Kong protesters set off a social-media flame war.


87th Annual Academy Awards - ShowFrom China, Love and Hate for Common’s Oscar Speech

After ascending the stage to receive the Oscar for Best Original Song along with popular crooner John Legend, the Chicago-born hip-hop artist known as Common Continue reading

Chinese Dissident Accuses Top U.S. Diplomat of Lying



In April 2012, blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest in a rural village and sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. The ruling Chinese Communist Party Continue reading