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China Now 155, Winter 1995 : 25 years of China Now

Diplomacy, war and revolution
Derek Bryan looks back over his 75 years' involvement with China.

Can Jiang Zemin stay in power
Willy Wo Lap Lam gazes into the political crystal ball.

Making a virtue of necessity
Sir David Akers-Jones reflects on the future of Hong Kong.

A question of morals
Paul Cheung examines Britain's responsibility to the Hong Kong people.

A woman's work
Kate Hoyland introduces a new report on women's labour rights.

Teach-in: Chinese studies in British schools
David Wright on Chinese ups and downs in the British education system.

Anglo-Chinese understanding?
Two Chinese people reflect on British perceptions of the Chinese.

Plants living in a rock garden
Cao Pei profiles five Chinese activists seven years on from 1989.

Back to reality
Tam Ly interviews exciting new film director Ning Ying.

Compiled by Kate Hoyland

China Now 154, Autumn 1995 : China's great divide

Compiled by John Hilary

Rethinking the second revolution
John Gittings analyses the growing concern at the gulf between rich and poor.

Bridging the gap
Jiang Zemin expounds the Party line on aiding China's poorer provinces.

Left by the roadside
Catherine McKinley weighs up the costs of riding (or not riding) the information superhighway.

A tale of two taxis
Bill Smith commiserates with the urban unemployed.

Threat from the hills
Robbie Bamett reviews the legacy of a history seen from the plains.

Winter in England
Three Chinese visitors share their views on the run-up to Christmas.

Taking on Talwan's sex trade
Rachel Morarjee reports on the campaign against child prostitution.

Laugh and the world laughs with you
Alexi Voskressenski cracks the Chinese sense of humour.

Heart-felt endeavour
Paul Cheung talks to Taiwan poet Lo Fu.

Compiled by Kate Hoyland

China Now 153, Summer 1995 : China's environment

Compiled by John Hilary

Costing the earth
Zhang Junzuo assesses the price of China's development.

Growing treasures
Lara Dangerfield charts the rise of ecotourism in China.

Wish you were here
Three Chinese visitors give their impression of the British environment.

Settling up
Min He investigates the Three Gorges resettlement programme.

Teach-in: The environment and the Dao
David Wright draws out traditional Chinese views on nature.

Forests, food boxes and the latest nuclear news.

Behind the boom
Trini Leung exposes working conditions in China's export sector.

Language and reality
Chinese poet Yang Lian on writing and exile.

Chasing the tiger out of Chinese medicine
Vivian Lo rights the records on some contemporary myths.

A brush with tradition
Dot Whittington-Smith on the art of Chinese ink painting.

Compiled by Kate Hoyland

China Now 152, Spring 1995 : Women's lives

Compiled by John Hilary.

A nation of pensioners?
Sixteen years of the one-child policy has created a granny boom, says David Phillips.

Room at the top?
Today's graduates bit the glass ceiling at ground level, according to women journalists who spoke to Like Van Hulten.

To have and to hold
Mei Hong asks what can be done to make recent protective legislation effective.

China goes up in smoke
Western cigarettes are being promoted as an essential fashion accessory. Gao Fengfeng rinds out if the sales pitch is working.

David Wright explores Bath's Museum of East Asian Art, and explains how traditional views of women are transmitted by Chinese script.

Culture shock
Three Chinese-born Londoners turn a critical eye on British women. They speak to Mary Hennock, Paul Cheung and Bill Smith.

Country Life
Grace Standen gives a graphic account of sexism in rural China.

Artists of the West Lake
Neil McConnan describes his life as an art student in China.

Obituary - Joseph Needham
Derek Bryan pays tribute to a great sinologist, and SACU's founding chairman.

Compiled by Kate Hoyland.

China Now 151, Winter 1994/95 : Cinema

Compiled by John Hilary.

Chinese cinema yesterday and today
Paul Bailey traces the development of China's electric shadows from the pioneering days to the present.

One hundred years of Chinese film, compiled by Jo Winter.

New Chinese cinema
Xie Jiakuyz looks forward to closer co-operation between two Chinese cinemas.

Life through a lens
Maggie Holmes profiles Yang Shu, cameraman and contemporary of Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou.

Flavour of the month
Paul Cheung welcomes two new seasons of Chinese film.

David Wright hails the year of the pig.

Taiwan's political miracle
Micitael Rand Hoare reviews the latest developments in Taiwanese politics.

Something old, something new
Charmian Cannon looks on as her son is married in China.

Hutong - the lane
A short story by Gu Xiaoyang.

Compiled by Kate Iloyland.

China Now 150, Autumn 1994 : Crisis at the chalkface

Compiled by Angela Knox.

A race between education and catastrophe
Huang Shunxing warns that chronic problems in Chinese education are being ignored by the government.

Tune in, drop out... get rich?
Kate Hoyland meets Guangdong youngsters torn between student life and easy money.

Signs of promise
Jaime Cohen looks at the issues facing China's deaf schoolchildren.

TEFL: the joint-venture approach
Sarah Thomas reports that modern methods are changing language teaching in China.

Going private
Wang Xin Jian explains his lucrative teaching ideas to Meng Fan.

David Wright introduces three great Chinese inventors.

Chalk and cheese
Haimo Lee and Zhu Bin reveal contrasting experiences of school in Britain and China.

Sharing success
Jenny Clegg visits China's new industrial co-operatives.

Behind the 'Made in China' label
Anita Chan examines growing labour unrest.

'Made in China': a migrant's story
Long Fang's sad unposted letters to her parents.

New books and compact discs, compiled by Kate Hoyland.

China Now 149, Summer 1994 : Food

Compiled by Angela Knox and Amanda Ryder.

Riz de passage
Stwrt Thompson explores the rituals and symbolism of food in Chinese culture.

You are what you eat
Kate Hoyland looks at links between diet and health in Chinese medical tradition.

Making a meal of it
Kenneth Lo advises the uninitiated on the mysteries of the Chinese meal.

Vegetarian jiaozi.

David Wright introduces the China teacher's pack offered by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Dining alone at Wong Kei's
A short story by Lab Ky Mo.

Galloping glutony
Meng Fan views the fashion for ostentatious eating among China's nouveaux riches.

Turbulent take-off
Arif Zaman reports on China's overburdened aviation industry.

Poison cloud
Zhong Bu and Xu Chengshi describe the fallout from China's lethal air pollution.

Herd instincts
Alan Sanders assesses the threat of ethnic disunity in Inner Mongolia.

China Now 148, Spring 1994 : National security

Compiled by Fuchsia Dunlop

Troubled waters
TimLuard examines tensions in the South China Sea.

Gambling with Islam
Michael Dillon weighs up the risks of China's overtures to the Muslim world.

Talking to the colonel
Zhu Chenghu tefis Pia MacRae of the changing culture of the Chinese military.

Nuclear fallout
Duncan Hewitt assesses China's role in defusing the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

Open secrets
Bill Smith explores the nuclear shelters of Beijing.

Everybody needs good neighbours
John Hilary maps out China's current relations around its borders

Lei Feng: the spirit lives on
Fuchsia Dunlop profiles China's most famous model soldier - and his successor.

The 'Four Rivers': past, present and future
David Crook retraces his steps around Sichuan's changing beauty spots.

Religious hod-carrier or friend of China?
Sylvia Krebs visits the tomb of Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci.

Crossing the desert of death
Charles Blackmore mounts his historic trip across the Taklamakan desert.

Wei's long march
Marie Holvmn reports on the continuing persecution of China's most famous dissident.

New books and films, compiled by Kate Hoyland

China Now 147, Winter 1993/94 : The media

Compiled by John Hilary

Women's realm
Harriet Evans discusses the changing face of women's magazines.

Shooting the breeze
John Hilary looks at the new trend in radio phone-ins.

Standing up for press freedom
JillMcGivering reports on the threat of self-censorship in the Hong Kong media.

On air in China
Lisa Wang describes her experiences as a presenter in Guangzhou

Entrepreneurship in Chen Village
Professors Chan, Madsen and Unger conclude their series on 1990s rural Guangdong.

Teach-in: Learning Chinese through poetry
Alison England introduces the classics; David Wnght welcomes in the Year of the Dog.

Mao: unravelling the myth
Jasper Becker looks at the wide and conflicting range of views on the Great Helmsman.

Profile of a Daur billionaire
Bill Smith discovers the money to be made marketing minority culture.

Cowboys in the Wild West
Fuchsia Dunlop views the impact of Chinese immigration on Tibet.

Taking the plunge
Jonatitan Unger reports on the pressures forcing teachers into private entrepreneurship.

New books and films, compiled by Catherine Meek

China Now 146, Autumn 1993 : Juggling the Economy

Compiled by John Hilary

Sink or swim
George Schmidt examines new developments in Pacific economic co-operation.

Campus husslers
Lin Jin Rong explains to Kate Hoyland why he is unhappy about his students enthusiasm for making money.

Will the bubble burst?
Simon Long on China's strategies to curb its runaway economy.

Immigrants in the promised land
Professors Chan, Madsen and Unger describe the lives of migrant workers in Chen Village.

David Wnght explains pinyin and Wade-Giles spelling systems.

Cracks in the iron rice bowl
Angie Knox on the problem of surplus labour in state enterprises

The fledgling stockmarket
Teng Zhongqin assesses the risks of buying shares on China's stockexchange.

Xinjiang's new frontier
Peter Ferdinand describes rapid changes since the end of the Cold War to Stephen Thompson.

The fall and rise of a Chinese lake
Xu Chengshi and Zhong Bu tell of hard times for Baiyang Dian's fishing communities.

The tail of the dragon
Valene Waggot wonders how the Three Gorges dam project will change Chongqing and Martin Lockett reviews earlier attempts to tame China's rivers.

The Icebreakers
Perry Timberlake recalls the first British trade mission to the PRC.

Compiled by Catherine Meek

China Now 145, Summer 1993 : Market culture

Compiled by Fuchsia Dunlop

Oriental operatics
Ione Meyer talks to Margaret Holmes about life behind the scenes for aspiring Beijing Opera performers.

Behind the big screen
Is then a future for Chinese cinema ? Shao Mujun thinks there is but makes a plea for viewing New Chinese Cinema in its historical context.

Jumping into the sea
Geoffrey Crothall reports on how Chinese artists are diving into the tide of commercialisation.

Chen Village revisited
A south Chinese rural community transformed? Professors Chan, Madsen and Unnger make the trip back to see for themselves the changes of a decade.

Reading Chinese characters, compiled by David Wright.

The Dry Ravine
Excerpts from a chilling short story by avant-garde writer Yang Zhengguang.

Going Dutch
Liane van der Linde recounts the story of Rotterdam's short-lived Chinatown.

Double happiness
Alison Callaway finds out from Yang Hong what it's like having twins in China

Contemporary poem
Selected and translated by N. C. Doo.

Together forever...
Introducing Ai Jing, a young singer from north-east China, who has taken Taiwan by storm

Compiled by Catherine Meek

China Now 144, Spring 1993 : Crime

Compiled by Fuchsia Dunlop

The dark side of the dragon
Chu Yiu Kong lifts the veil on organised crime in China.

Capitalist crime and the new China
Kate Hoyland meets members of the Shenzhen underworld.

High crime
Chris Torrens reports on China's growing drugs problem.

Gamekeepers turned poachers
Former police chief Gao Peiqi speaks out on corruption and malpractice in the Public Security Bureau.

Troubled times
Simon Winchester describes Hong Kong's current unease.

Teach-in: Learning Chinese
Paul Wong and David Wright on the joys of Mandarin, and Barbara Ireland on an exciting new book for schools.

Compiled by Mao Yan

Shanghai's new Bund
Hua Lei and Corinne Richeux profile the Richard Rogers development project for Pudong.

Journey to the south
Martin Lockett returns to a much changed Guangdong.

The first Chinese democracy
Georg Schmidt assesses the significance of Taiwan's elections for Chinese society.

Strong winds
Bestselling author Han Suyin talks to Margaret Holmes about her latest book.

Three Chinese poems
Translated by N.C. Doo

Compiled by Catherine Meek

Obituary: Wang Zhen by Amanda Ryder

China Now 143 : Winter 1992/93 : Regionalism

Compiled by Angela Knox

The great tug-of-war
Peter Ferdinand examines the effects of China's decentralisation policy.

Beyond economics
Wang Xiaoqiang on the need to rethink development strategies in non-Han regions.

Breeding dragons in China
Gordon White and Bob Benewick report on Shandong's present prosperity and future plans.

Towards the Federal Republic of China
Leading dissident Yan Jiaqi presents his blueprint for a free and democratic federation.

Great expectations
Angela Knox profiles the Tumen River region, China's newest development zone.

Ringing the changes
Charles Tyzack describes the transformation of Xiamen after ten years as a Special Economic Zone.

Teach-in: China's regions
David Wright maps out the provinces of China, and introduces the Year of the Rooster.

The inside story
John Hilary looks at how the Chinese see each other.

Compiled by Mao Yan.

Hoarding the past, facing the future
Jasper Becker examines the realities of life for Asia's six million Mongolians.

Afloat in the bitter sea
Stephen Thompson reports on China's vast migrant population.

Meat to live ?
Mark Selden talks to Chen Junshi about an unprecedented survey into nutrition and disease.

Beijing rock
Kate Hoyland describes the current Chinese music scene.

New books and films, an interview with director Li Shaohong, and Britain's first view of China. Compiled by Catherine Meek.

Obituary: Hu Qiaomu by Simon Long.

China Now 142, Autumn 1992 : Generations

Compiled by Angela Knox

One child family dream: policy maker's nightmare
Denise Chai examines China's controversial birth control policy.

China's little emperors
Catherine Chorley investigates the traditions surrounding pregnancy and childcare and reports on the modem realities.

'Super-ageing' society
Sarah Harper explains how the latest population forecasts spell big social changes.

Mosques and coffee bars
Ruth Cherrington on how the young people of Xinjiang are caught between the old and the new.

Flowers blighted by pest
Wang Dawei reports on juvenile delinquency.

Teach-in: Names and identity
David Wright explains names in Chinese families, plus new writing on being Chinese in Britain.

Care at home or in a home
Kate Sydenham reports on community and residential care for disabled children.

Feminism between the covers
Wang Qingyu describes the development of women's literature this century.

The shock of the new
Zhai Yiheng argues there is a generation gap in Chinese culture.

Chinese gold
Kate Liang gives an Olympic update.

Compiled by Mao Yan.

Compiled by Catherine Meek.

Obituary: Wang Hongwen by Margaret Holmes.

China Now 141, Summer 1992 : Sport and Leisure

Compiled by Amanda Ryder


Sporting chance
Kate Hoyland discusses China's bid for the Olympics.

Backing an old favourite
Chris Torrens reports on the return of gambling.

Golfing times
Another Chinese invention? Chils Torrens investigates.

Friendship first, competition second
Robin Jones looks at the meanings behind the slogans.

Riding the wall
An unusual trip across China told by Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE.

Chinese players in foreign robes
Controversy over Chinese nationals representing their adopted countries in international competitions. Translated by Mao Yan.

Every path has a puddle
Chinese leaders taking a dip.

Chinese Chess, Weiqi and Chinese arts in the classroom. Compiled by the SACU Education Group.

Climbing feat
Barbara Ireland and Xi Jianjeen on mountaineering.

Ball game business translated by Mao Yan.

Morning stretch
Jan Wood describes getting fit in Anshan.

White crane spreading wings
Taiji is becoming more and more popular across the world. Li Yaqing explains its appeal.

New books, and painter Wu Guanzbong's recent exhibition at the British Museum. Compiled by Catherine Meek.

Nie Rongzhen

China Now 140, Spring 1992 : China and Europe

Compiled by Angela Knox

Eyeing each other from afar
Amanda Ryder and Fan Cheuk Wan survey China and Western Europe's relationship of distance.

Big feet and Bigots
Compiled by Amanda Ryder.

Old flames
Georg Schmidt discusses China's quirky relationship with Eastern Europe.

Kate Hoyland reports on Chinese and Russian entrepreneurs.

Croissants for the revolutionaries
Wang Song describes Deng Xiaoping's time in France. Marie Holzman recalls an earlier pioneer and the demise of the Chinese Communist Party in Paris.

Treading water in a London kitchen
Zhang Bang's life as an illegal Chinese immigrant in London.

Soho squeeze
Jamie Kenny on London's Soho community centre.

Teach-in: The Year of the Monkey
Compiled by David Wright.

Speaking bitterness
Jung Chang talked to Angela Knox about her new book Wild Swans and about perceptions of China.

Chinoiserie at Kew
Tim Knox looks at Chinoiserie in the gardens at Kew.

First impressions
R.G. Tiedemann on the culture shock of China's contacts with Europeans.

Mr Wu and Fu Manchu
Robert Bickers on how British prejudice towards Chinese was brought under control.

Raphael Smith in Paris.

British and Dutch government attitudes to asylum seekers by Bing Sum Lau and Josephine Chu.

Gateway to the West
Adam Lebor reports from Hungary on the mixed reception facing Eastern Europe's fastest growing Chinese community.

Marco millions
Extracts from the story of the travels of Marco Polo compiled by Catherine Meek.

Compiled by Mao Yan.

Compiled by Catherine Meek.

China Now 139, Winter 1991/92 : West meets East

Compiled by Angela Knox

Anglo-Chinese understanding on the tourist trail?
Chinese tour guide Wang Ruixue sees her homeland through tourists' eyes.

Free as a bird
Innes Herdan experiences unlimited travel in China in the 1930s.

Delousing on the Burma Road
Friends' Ambulance Unit volunteer Henry Rodwell describes his varied duties in wartime China.

Witness statement
Frida Knight bears witness to the 'rights' as well as the 'wrongs' of the Cultural Revolution.

Avoiding the tourist trap
An analysis of the growth of tourism by Diane Sedgley.

Goose or the golden eggs?
Ma Ruilin offers a personal view of the problems generated by the tourist industry.

Teach-in: Chinese in the classroom
Compiled by David Wright.

Welcome to Tianjin!
Resident Zhou Mingmin paints an alluring picture of this unusual tourist destination.

Moments to remember
Five reflections on special moments in China - whether for better or worse. Compiled by John Hilary.

Riding the Trans-Sib
A report on the great train ride by Christopher Knowles.

Desert crusade
Nineteenth century tales of travel through Tartary by French missionaries Gabet and Huc.

Unlocking the prison
Interview with poet and writer Liu Hongbin by Adam Thorpe.

Day and night
Two pieces on memory and exile by Liu Hongbin.

Fast food: streets ahead. Selections from the Chinese Press. Compiled by Mao Yan.

Compiled by Catherine Meek.

Lu Gwei-Djen (1904 - 1991) by Don Gasper.

China Now 138, Autumn 1991 : Country matters

Compiled by Angela Knox

Plain living and hard work in Shashiyu
Jenny Clegg returns to a model collective in northern China and charts the changes of twenty years.

Behind closed doors: Restoring the gods
Stephan Feuchtwang looks at why religion is a growing force in the countryside.

Are China's rural policies squeezing the poor?
Jonathan Unger and Jean Xiong find worrying evidence of a downside to the highly-acclaimed rural reforms of the last decade.

Short story: On the way to glory
Extracts from the portrait of a peasant couple who have made good by Zhang Xinxin and Sang Ye.

Teach-in: Tradition and festivals
One school's project on Chinese traditions and customs, plus information on resources for teachers. Compiled by David Wright.

Back to roots
An overseas Chinese shares his plans for returning to his home town in southern China.

Laying down the law
Mei Hong describes her experiences as a law student trainee at the grassroots in rural central China.

Peasants and the law
Based on a survey by Dr Zheng Yongliu on what people in the countryside know about China's fledgling legal system.

Reality and hunger in Shaanxi
Wang Xiaoqiang a Chinese economist, looks back on his rural experience during the Cultural Revolution.

Field days
Jiang Anxi recalls the problems of returning from the countryside after the Cultural Revolution.

Mopping-up operations
An eyewitness account by French medical aid worker A. Guangdi of what is being done to help after the summer floods.

New books and a Tibetan art troupe in Britain. Compiled by Catherine Meek.

China Now 137, Summer 1991 : Folklore and Religion

Compiled by Angela Knox

A market of a billion souls
Robbie Barnett looks at how the missionaries are exploiting 'the great Christian field'.

The White Lotus
An historical account by R.G. Tiedemann of an unorthodox sect driven underground.

Disturbing the demons
An eyewitness account of how to keep evil spirits at bay, translated by Angela Knox.

Stubborn tradition
Confucianism in education in Communist China by Mao Yan.

The SACU Education Group explains the various Chinese religions.

Qin Shi Huang ruled OK!
David Wright looks at the emperor who united China.

'The Dalai Lama is not anti-Chinese'
John Hilary interviews Chris Mullin, Labour MP, on his views on the Tibetan question.

A long march for a missionary hostage
Stephen Thompson talks to Alfred Bosshardt who was kidnapped by the Red Arirny.

The world comes to Beijing
Peter Hibbard looks back at the rich history of Beijing's most famous hotel.

Jiang Qing's by Cathetine Meek.

Compiled by Catherine Meek.

China Now 136, Spring 1991 : Sounds, words and images

Compiled by Angela Knox

New waves in Chinese fiction
Y.H. Zhao surveys the Literary scene today.

Cui Jian's Long March: A rock star in China
Stephen Hallett follows the career of China's own rolling stone.

From landscapes to lounge lizards
Duncan Hewitt traces the emergence of a new trend of films focussing on city life.

Liu Binyan, a journalist abroad
China's foremost investigative journalist is tracked down in the USA by Tim Nunn.

Encountering China: the SACU Education Group reports on a school study trip to China.

Minority broadcasting in the 'New Age'
Anthony Shang questions the future for minority TV programmes in Britain. AD. Davies reports.

Gripping entertainment
Jon Cannon experiences first hand festive programming in China.

Tarnishing the silver screen
Julian Ward on the power of pictures.

'A mighty modernized tool'
Wei Bing talks to Jon Cannon about the role of television past and present.

Image and reality?
Writer and editor Liu Xinwu discovers that family photos are not what they seem. Introduced by Judy Burrows.

New films, books and magazines.

Taking a walk on the wild side
Bo Lim's guided tour of a Chinese supermarket.

Selected by Katie Hill

On the margins

China Now 135, Winter 1990 : China's other peoples

Compiled by Angela Knox

Colonialism from within
Terry Cannon argues that the Party's policies towards minority nationalities have been colonialist rather than Marxist-Leninist.

Changing Chinese attitudes to Tibetans
Xiao Pang, a Han Chinese teacher who has lived in Tibet, puts Chinese attitudes under critical scrutiny.

A Muslim community in China: The Hui people
China's forgotten minority unearthed by Michael Dillon.

A long way from Mecca
Sarah Waldram encounters mosques filled with Muslims in cosmopolitan Shanghai.

Teach-in: The shape of China
Maps, history and lots more. Compiled by David Wpight.

The shadow beyond the borders
What was the real reason behind Sino-Indian border tensions? Dr. Premen Addy brings Tibet into the equation.

East Turkestan: Paradise lost ?
Jon Cannon meets Malike, a Uighur nationalist.

Go West young man
A Han Chinese immigrant to Xinjiang talks to Angela Knox about his experiences.

At home with the Kazakhs
Tani Hansen pays a visit to a yurt.

Barbarian emperors
Amanda Ryder looks at the past glory and present obscurity of China's Manchu former rulers.

Compiled by Catherine Meek.

Joseph Needham: Birthday tribute

China Now 134, Autumn 1990 : Health

Compiled by Angela Knox

Healthy profits? - the road to privatisation
Sheila Hillier.

Bitter harvest of the weed
Dr Judith Mackay assesses the current state of smoking-related disease.

Chongqing check-up
Elsya Speechly-Dick views a Chinese hospital at work from the inside.

Keep taking the tablets
Mental health care in China is dominated by the use of Western drugs, says Veronica Pearson.

Miracle worker
A Shanghai gynaecologist is bringing hope to China's childless couples. By Sarah Waldram.

You are what you eat
Chinese nutrition is inextricably linked with its medical system Tiffany Bown explains its origins.

Growing old in Shanghai
Sarah Harper talks to elderly residents in sheltered accommodation.

Ginseng and tonic
Tiffany Bown samples the Chinese pick-me-ups.

AIDS: the challenge to China
By Gill Crabbe.

Compiled by David Wtlght.

Compiled by Catherine Meek.

China Now 133, Spring 1990 : Environment

Compiled by Angela Knox

Stripping China's assets
Katherine Forestier looks at deforestation and environmental pollution.

Paradise preserved ?
Wolong Nature Reserve was set up to protect the panda, but outside it, the forest deforestation goes on. Two different viewpoints from Hilary Spiers and Nancy Nash.

The people factor
Is China's population growth destroying the environment? Dorothy Stein investigates.

A flutter in the forest
How the World Wildlife Fund is helping to reclaim one of China's last rainforests.

China syndrome
Geoff Crothall looks at the progress of China's nuclear 'alternative'.

Snap judgements
Photospread by Li Shxiong.

Taking the lid off 'the roof of the world'
Robbie Barnett on the plundering of Tibet's natural resources.

A leap into famine
Environmental lessons from the famine of the fifties by Penny Kane.

Waste not, want not
Recycling traditions by Jon Cannon.

The price of progress
Richard L. Edmonds looks at the impact of industrialisation on the environment.

compiled by David Wright.

Compiled by Catherine Meek.

China Now 132, Winter 1989/90 : Reunification

Compiled by Angela Knox

Martin Lee: counter-revolutionary or democrat?
A profile of the Hong Kong campaigner who will not lie back and think of China, by Duncan Hewitt

Squaring the circle
Beijing and Taihei both claim Taiwan is an integral part of China. Simon Long finds the reality slightly more complicated

Mainland media or mafia?
What role does China's News Agency in Hong Kong actually play? Our special correspondent examines the underside of its operations

A question of confidence
Ken Davies reviews the ability of the Hong Kong economy to bounce back and look at the prospects post-1997

Chinese culture in Hong Kong
Charmian Suttill looks at Hong Kong's parallel cultures, and discovers how people have forged a distinct identity

Piecrust promises
Were the promises of the Sino-British Joint Declaration made to he broken? Michael Sida finds the Hong Kong people have grounds to view 1997 with trepidation

Broken heart? The SACU Education Group's timecharts provide an historical summary for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao

Chasing the dragon
R. G. Tiedemann looks at Britain's latter-day drug-running operations in China which culminated in the Opium War and cession of Hong Kong

Short story: The Butcher's Wife
An excerpt from a story by Taiwan writer Li Ang

Adjusting to life in Canada
D. Kelley Lee looks at the experience of Hong Kong immigrants in Canada in the run-up to 1997

Books on Westerners in China, both past and present, plus a comparative study of pre-school education in Japan, China and the USA, compiled by Cathedne Meek

Living to eat: Chinese Cookery
Tempting recipes from Bo Lim, plus an explanation of the Chinese approach to food

China Now 131, Autumn 1989 : The Roots of Crisis

Compiled by Angela Knox

News from China: fact and fantasy
Robbie Barnett criticises Western media coverage of recent events

After June Fourth: the right begins
Power politics rather than the student protests provides the key to what happened in June, argues a young Chinese intellectual

History, democracy and economic change
Peter Nolan looks at the successes and failures of the economic reforms with an analysis of the necessary conditions for modernisation

Biographies of Chinese leaders
Deng Xiaoping, Li Peng, Jiang Zemin, Yang Shangkun and Zhao Ziyang

Thirty years after
Bill Brugger analyses the thinking behind the Great Leap Forward, the formative movement of Maoism

The People's Republic of China 1949-1989
Timecharts show the process of events since Liberation

Teach ln
Mass lines: the SACU Education Group presents the slogans of the last 40 years

Fear and loathing in Beijing
The political divisions in the Chinese leadership not only fuelled disillusionment, but created the possibility for the June massacre to happen, says Cyril Lin

Inside the People's Army
Former BBC Beijing correspondent Mark Brayne had a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes in the PLA

Tiananmen: the centre of the Central Kingdom
Jon Cannon examines the history and significance of this hallowed space

Hot-beds of 'counter-revolution'
Beth Herzfeld recounts what she saw as a teacher in a Chinese university, and Sophia Woodman looks at the Chinese intellectuals' sense of mission

Death of the Yellow River
A controversial TV series, reviewed by Judy Burrows

A tribute to Joris Ivens, an account of the June Fourth memorial service at Westminster, plus books on development and education; compiled by Catherine Meek

China Now 130, September 1989 : Perceptions of Sexuality and Gender

Compiled by Sophia Woodman and Angela Knox

Glad to be gay?
Sophia Woodman interviews Xiao Xu on the effect official attitudes have on his sexuality

Womanhood in print
Harriet Evans takes a look at how women in China are represented in the Chinese press

On the borders of fantasy
An examination of China's version of all-singing, all-dancing 'exotics' by Angela Knox

Open door shuts on modern art
Tani Hansen reports on a recent demonstration by artists in Beijing

Behind the steel and glass the oldest profession flourishes
Veronica Pearson looks at the role of prostitution in Hongkong

A musician's impression
Centre-spread photos from Billy Bragg

Half of Man is Woman
An extract from the controversial novel by Zhang Xianliang, with an introduction by Alice Taylor

Mothering the future
How the state looks at motherhood and women's roles by Razia Aziz

Whose life is it?
Short story by Hao Jun

Telling it like it should be
Dorothy Stein presents a Chinese feminist journal written in English

Before and after marriage in China, plus what a matchmaker does, written and compiled by the SACUEducation Group

Shouting from the mountaintops
Patrizia Liberati talks to London-based Chinese rebel writer and singer Sola

A book on Chinese women, a photographic record of China's recent history and travel guides assessed, plus a visit to an Oriental pop concert, compiled by Angela Knox

China Now 129, Summer 1989 : China and the Law

Compiled by Sophia Woodman and Angela Knox


Criminal justice and the rule of law
Robin Munro examines China's criminal justice system in the 1980s and its implications for human rights

Robbing the revolution
'Economic crime' is running rife in China today, Paul Wingrove reports

Tang Min's mysterious miasma
David Kellogg from Canton follows a libel suit against writer Tang Min through the Fujian district court

'To warn a hundred'
Jane Fleming looks at the Amnesty International report on the use of the death penalty

Police Academy
John Hilary reveals the people behind the uniforms and mirror sunglasses

And the times they are changing
Centre-spread photos from Adrian Bradshaw

Party, politics and interference in the law
Robin Munro concludes his analysis by looking at the role of the party in the rule of law

The missing modernisation?
Robbie Barnett considers the question of human rights in the 1980s

Going for broke
Bankruptcy is now a reality, and has created its own problems, Osmond Lam reports

Silenced voices
Prisoners of conscience, compiled by Robbie Barnett

Racism brings collective action
Jabez Lam looks at Chinese experiences of British law

The SACU Education Group looks at law then and now with a topic web of ideas

Interview with Zhang Yimou, reviews on human rights and reference books, compiled by Angela Knox

China Now 128, Spring 1989 : Struggles

Compiled by Sophia Woodman

Rivals in Shandong
PeterRichards gives some background to the long history of tension with Japan

A chill wind and moonlight
China's economic policies evoke images of Thatcher's Britain for Canton resident David Kellogg

Familiar songs in a faraway land
Suzanne Yates explores her reactions to the new blend of Western and Chinese culture

Big brothers and butterflies
A friendship visit to a village had unexpected results for a colleague of Audrey Mindlin

Tibetan contrasts
Thirty years after the uprising, our photospread brings images by Brian Beresford from a London exhibition

Struggle for acceptance
Jenny Clegg delves into the history of Britain's sorry connections with China, and traces the roots of Chinese people living in Britain

The popcorn seller
Jan Wood on an explosive encounter

Short story: Bearing the unbearable
Tang Min wrote this based on her experience of problems in attitudes to women; DavidKellogg translated and abridged it

SACU's Education group with more reviews of interest to teachers and others

Travelling right
Our new column of information, news and hints for travellers, compiled by Jane Fleming

Phrase and Fable
N. C. Doo helps us to unravel more Chinese wisdom

Reviews and news on books and films from Britain and China, compiled by Angela Knox

China Now 127, Winter 1988/89 : Culture

Compiled by Geoff Crothall and Sophia Woodman

'Solicitously avoiding reality'
PJ Waller traces the creation of views of China and the Chinese in Victorian Britain

In another world
An insight into the life and daily grind of a northern village from Belinda Burr

The Mid-Autumn Festival
Marie-Luise Latsch explains its meaning

Comic culture
Art and politics blend in the production of stories and images for propaganda and literacy, explains Gail Chester

Workshop impressions
Centre-spread photographs from American Lisa Picciallo

The mighty Angang
Jan Wood meets a latter-day fire-dragon

Death of a fish
Ned Herringbone recounts a shopping experience

Father's milk is blood transformed
Short story by Dai Houying

Monkey Business
Compiled by Robin Munro

Navigating the Science Museum
A guide to the Chinese technology on show by John van Riemsdijk

In the educationists column, David Wright looks at seafarers and ships

Reviews on film, television, Nixon in China, plus previews on TV screenings and new drama

China Now 126, Autumn 1988 : The Yangzi River

Compiled by Geoff Crothall

Amethyst 1949
Derek Bryan was in China when HMS Amethyst was caught up in the final months of the civil war

Taking a chance with 'the powers of the waters'
Isabella Bird travelled widely in China in the 1880s during her mission work. An extract from her recently reprinted book describes her travels on the Yangzi

Damming the Yangzi
David Goodman explains how a massive dam project, which has remained controversial for two decades, almost led to a newly created province

Intrepids up the rapids
Missionaries and their records show us an interesting side of Britain's involvement in China, especially on the Yangzi

What's in a name?
Confused about the Yangzi and its various names? This and other information about China's longest river, with photographs by Paul Slattery

Dazhai revisited
The concluding part of William Hinton's appraisal of the fortunes of Dazhai, once the Maoist model commune

Mulberry's notebook
An extract from the recent novel Mulberry and Peach by Hualing Nieh

Phrase and fable
N. C. Doo presents more proverbial wisdom

Jill Parvin continues her series of Starters, aimed at encouraging more teaching of China

Including an interview with Chen Kaige, and review of his recent film King of Children

Monkey Business
Robin Munro discovers the text of Monkey's recent speech to a high-level meeting

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