Lei Feng

Lei Feng: Hero For Today’s China?

Monday marked the official observance of Learn From Lei Feng Day in China, a holiday initiated by Mao Zedong in 1962 which turned a dead young soldier into a folk hero, and the central government has revved up the propaganda...

Ran Yunfei: “I’m Just My Own Running Dog.”

In an interview with The New York Review of Books, blogger and classicist Ran Yunfei discusses a broad range of issues: the unruliness of his native Sichuan, his detention last year, self-immolation, religion, education, the...

Revolutionary Change for China’s Heroes

According to The Times, Lei Feng and his fellow national heroes are set to officially become less revolutionary “martyrs”: About 340,000 families across the country currently take pride in a relative who has been...

China Heroes Mark Time Before Foreign Web Game Assault – Reuters

From Reuters via the New York Times: A patriotic Internet game featuring heroic Chinese and designed to wean the young off their addiction to violent foreign games is still not ready for release a year after development begun, state media said on Tuesday. Unlike the more popular games, where players have to slay dragons, fight […]

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