The current issue of China Rights Forum, "'Chineseness': Continuity and Change," can be read in its entirety through the links below. For subscription information and access to back issues, please refer to the main China Rights Forum page.
Message from the Executive Director
Identity and Change
Is the Past a Foreign Country?
A discussion on the multi-faceted definition of being Chinese.
Culture as Ideology
Nick Young explores how Chinese youth are changing, and being changed by, traditional Chinese culture.
Mobilizing Youth, Molding Minds
An in-depth look into how the Communist Party educates Chinese young people.
Perspectives: China’s Youth Abroad
Fresh and surprising views on life overseas.
Education: More Extensive but Less Equal
Nick Young looks at who benefits from, and who is left out of, China’s increasing government expenditures on education.
Corporal Punishment and China’s Assertive Only Children
Ai Bai discusses the impact of the Chinese government’s one-child policy on the post-1980s generation.
HRIC Talks with Hong Kong Activist
Christina Chan Hau Man explains what led her to become an activist.
Voices after the Quake
The Necessity of Poetry
A selection of poems reflecting popular opinions about the May 12 Sichuan earthquake.
Tonight, Writing Poetry is Frivolous
A poem by Duo Yu.
Day Four After the Earthquake
A poem by Li Li.
Our Intangible Cultural Heritage
A poem by Yan Li.
A Moment of Silence, for Children Killed in the Earthquake
A poem by Li Li.
Answering My Own Questions
A poem by Yi Sha.
Compensation for Silence
Translation of an agreement presented by Chinese government officials to parents of schoolchildren killed during the Sichuan earthquake.
What You Can Do
Organizations to consider if you are interested in contributing to ongoing relief efforts in Sichuan.
Social unrest, Sichuan earthquake, and a round-up of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Take Action: IR2008 Campaign
Timeline: Human Rights Defenders
Chinese Publication Highlights
Event Feature: Comrades - The Chinese LGBT Film Festival
Claire Kells reviews the film Up the Yangtze.
China’s Rich Scientific Past
Roger Garside reviews Simon Winchester’s The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom.
Keepers of the Big Life
Li Miao Lovett reviews Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem.
- HRIC in Action