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Technology and Social Change

To be unaware that a technology comes equipped with a program for social change, to maintain that technology is neutral, to make the assumption that technology is always a friend to culture is, at this late hour, stupidity plain and simple.

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戴着像章的人在法庭内大喊大叫 (Maoist blustering in the court)

“我今天好象闻到了文革的味道”。“不讲理,不讲法律,不面对问题,只讲政治正确,不能不同意他们的意见,他们号称代表人民,是这些人最大的特点,这与现代文明是相悖的,今天他们虽然被迫走进法院,但看不到他们对法庭的尊重和对法律的信昂,他们似乎只是想尽情的在法庭里大喊大叫!”

Chinese Debates

Flash Fiction: Cock up

“Well, where is it?” said Comrade Whipp. The frustration and impatience he was trying and failing to mask seeped into his voice. “We were told this was a hall for venerating your ancestors, or some such feudal garbage. 520 more words

Flash Fiction

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

“Sparrow, she slowly pieced together, had been one of Shanghai’s most renowned composers. But after the Conservatory was shut down in 1966 and all five hundred of its pianos destroyed, Sparrow worked in a factory making wooden crates, then wire, and then radios, for two decades. 651 more words

Books

Translation of Yang Jiang’s Cadre School Diaries – Notes on Leave Taking - P6

得一掮着、拎着别人的行李,我和阿圆帮默存拿着他的几件小包小袋,排队挤进月台,挤上火车,找到个车厢安顿了默存。我们三人就下车,痴痴站着等火车开动。

我记得从前看见坐海船出洋的旅客,登上摆渡的小火轮,送行者就把许多彩色纸带抛向小轮船;小船慢慢向大船开去,那一条条彩色的纸带先后迸断,岸上就拍手欢呼。也有人在欢呼声中落泪;迸断的彩带好似迸断的离情。这番送人上干校,车上的先遣队和车下送行的亲人,彼此间的离情假如看的见,就决不是彩色的,也不能一迸就断。

默存走到车门口,叫我们回去吧,别等了。彼此遥遥相望,也无话可说。我想,让我们回去还有三人,可以放心释念,免得火车驰走时,他看到我们眼里,都在不放心他一人离去。我们遵照他的意思,不等车开,先自走了。几次回头望望,车还不动,车下还是挤满了人。我们默默回家;阿圆和得一接着也各回工厂。他们同下一校而不同系,不在同一个工厂劳动。

With Deyi hefting and shouldering other people’s luggage, Ayuan and I helped Mocun carry his small number of bags and squeezed into line to get on to the platform and from there onto the train. 358 more words

Chinese

SSSSllllllooooowwww......

An advertisement for slow holidays on a national radio station recently reminded me of the Slow Movement I came across in the late 90s. In essence, it is a cultural revolution against the idea that faster is always better. 660 more words