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China’s Nobel Winners, Past and Possible

With the announcement this week of the 2012 Nobel Prizes, the BBC’s Damian Grammaticas revisits the situation of imprisoned 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia. Liu Xia remains under strict house...

Sleeping Mao or a Nightmare – Reuters

From Reuters: Wang Wenhai worked for the Revolutionary Museum in Yan’an, in the central province of Shaanxi, the heart of the Chinese Communist revolution, where he devoted himself to creating thousands of sculptures of the late Chairman Mao, his hero. …Sui Jianguo, professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, had invited […]

Howard W. French: Long march to the truth about Mao

In the International Herald Tribune, Howard French reports from Yenan: Marxist ideology is said to have little relevance in today’s China. But all over this city, people can be overheard trading admiring stories about the heroism of Mao’s army or celebrating the spirit of Yenan, as much a name for that 12-year period as for […]

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