Fate and Choice
The Enduring Legacy of Blood Lineage Theory
Yongyi Song explores how a political movement born on China's campuses nearly 40 years ago continues to make its influence felt in today's Chinese society.
The Scars of Youth
Song Xiaoying describes the experience of growing up as a "class enemy" in the 1960s and 1970s.
An anonymous essayist offers satirical speculation over the fates of certain famous scientists if they had been born in China.
One Word - Plastics
An Internet poster describes ten professions avoided by China's graduates.
Learning from Ma Jiajue
Zheng Yichun and Wang Shaoyan present different perspectives on the factors that may have helped turn a promising university student into a murderer.
Zeng Renquan learns more than he wants to know about underage prostitution from a man out rounding up country girls for the trade.
An Inside View
Zhang Youjie reports on the observations of a former government lawyer, Yu Meisun, who witnessed the importance of family bonds to prisoners.
Juvenile Crime Fact Sheet
Statistics and official policies regarding juvenile crime in China.
In the House of Oppression
Gao Ertai, a dissident artist and writer,offers a tribute to the persevering spirit of his daughter, Gao Lin.
Where Have All the Young Girls Gone?
Si-si Liu examines China's attempts to address the effects of its coercive one-child policy.
A Dissident and His Daughters
Dissident Zhang Lin reflects on his efforts to build a family under China's oppressive political and social conditions.
(Translation from Zhang Lin's longer Chinese essay)
A Mother's Story
Jin Yanming, the wife of imprisoned dissident Liu Jingsheng, describes her triumph against adversity in raising her son after Liu's arrest in 1992.
Death Row Study Session
Zeng Linlin recalls her childhood experience of being forced to denounce her own mother, the Cultural Revolutionary dissident Zhang Zhixing.
My Name is Nian
Eight-year-old Nian Hu describes her hopes as a child of exile.
Off Topic: New York's Underground Chinese Church
Ann Noonan reports on fears that the long arm of religious oppression has extended to New York's Chinese Catholics.
Charting a Morally Just Course for China
Baopu Liu reviews Bruce Gilley's China's Democratic Future: How It Will Happen and Where It Will Lead.
A Record for Every Victim
Hu Ping reviews Wang Youqin's Victims of the Cultural Revolution: An Investigative Account of Persecution, Imprisonment and Murder.
Stacy Mosher reviews the Laogai Foundation's Better Ten Graves than One Extra Birth.
A Balm in Henan
Tsoi Wing-mui reviews Yuan Zhiming's documentary The Cross: Jesus in China.
Children caught up in religious repression in China
What you can do about the issues discussed.
HRIC's activities in August through October 2004
The Other Toy Story: Workers' Rights in China
An HRIC Briefing examines issues affecting workers that make the vast majority of the toys that consumers will purchase this holiday season.