New texts published
The concept of ‘tiger mum’ and ‘wolf dad’ have been popularised in China – but what is the ultimate consequence of this form of education, not only for individuals, but society as a whole?
Equality is a complex concept – Ye Kuangzheng
A philosophical inquiry into the concept of ‘equality’ as it is articulated by Ancient and Modern philosophers, in China and the West.
Don’t turn the cities into graveyards – Ye Kuangzheng
As Beijing government is taking down street kiosks selling food, water and papers, cultural analyst Ye Kuangzheng warns of the danger to turn the city into a graveyard.
My June self – Douhao
How pleasant are the last weeks of a student before graduation. Blogger Douhao reflects on these last moments of intellectual engagement under the June rain.
Two modes of living I most enjoy – Li Yinhe
Calm and ecstasy both have their unique appeal. In this short reflective peace, Li Yinhe describes her moments of pleasure hovering between these two states of mind.
Where is China’s outstanding generation? – Zheng Yongnian
As China faces the risk of a crisis, leadership becomes a question. What is the current situation of Chinese political and social elites? Singaporean analyst Zheng Yongnian inquires into the ruling layers of the country.
Temples and countryside – Lan Ran
A romantic journey through the memories of monks and hermits, this piece evokes the happiness of a religious life spent between temples and natural environments.
Telephone call with an old friend – Zhao Qian
Reconnecting with an old friend after an illness, blogger Zhao Qian measures the distance that now separates them.