Our goal here is to collect texts, not included in the Reader, which further contribute to the Reader's goal, namely to make available primary texts on human rights discourse and human rights situations in and related to China. Some of these are texts we have translated; others are available in English on the internet.
There are several sources of texts on China and human rights available in Chinese, some of which contain texts that we have translated. These include:
- The Former Generation Discusses Human Rights: An Anthology of Chinese Texts on Human Rights (in 4 Volumes) (in Chinese). Series Editor: Chu, Rong-guey. Hsinchuang: Fujen University Press 2001. NT$1200 (for 4 volumes). Further information about this collection is available here; its table of contents is also available as a downloadable Microsoft Word file. Publication of this collection was made possible by the John Paul II Peace Center at Fujen Catholic University in Taiwan.
- The Beijing University Tradition and Modern China: Harbinger of Liberalism (in Chinese). Liu Junning, ed. Beijing: Zhongguo renshi chubanshe, 1998. The texts collected here focus on different facets of liberalism as articulated primarily by intellectuals of the May Fourth generation; several deal with rights or human rights.
- HRIC maintains a set of Chinese texts dealing with human rights, together with brief introductions.
We have begun collecting recent academic writing in Chinese on human rights, to the extent possible. Links to materials available on the web are given below.
Here are several PRC governmental white papers on human rights, excerpts of the first of which are included in the Reader. For more materials from the PRC, see the Government Documents section of this website.
Mab Huang, a member of the TAHR and the author of one text translated in the Reader, also gave a speech (in English) at the conference on the background to the National Human Rights Commission idea.
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