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Sun Yat-sen: The Love Doctor

December 7, 2015

Excerpts from the letters of George "Morrison of Peking" Morrison. The revolutionary Sun Yat-sen is in the midst of mid-life crisis and the head of the YMCA, and family friend to Sun's intended paramour, reaches out to the famous journalist. [Read More...]

Confucian Confusion

December 18, 2014

Last week, China named Cuban strongman Fidel Castro the latest recipient of the Confucius Peace Prize, but the Peace Prize isn’t China’s only wholesale commandeering of her most famous sage, known for his philosophy of ethics and morals. [Read More...]

And All My Words Come Back to Me…

October 14, 2014

As police move to take control of Queensway and city workers with power tools are dismantling the barricades, it's worth remembering that the PRC government was not always so threatened by unrest in Hong Kong. When it was Britain’s ox that was getting gored, China actually encouraged it. [Read More...]

Happy Learn from Lei Feng Day!

March 5, 2014

Just because Lei Feng's diary is about as real as a herd of purple unicorns doesn't take anything away from the central message: It's nice to be nice...and always follow the Chairman! [Read More...]
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