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New Book: The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America, by Beth Lew-Williams

The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America, by Beth Lew-Williams. Harvard University Press 2018. ISBN 9780674976016

The American West erupted in anti-Chinese violence in 1885. Following the massacre of Chinese miners in Wyoming Territory, communities throughout California and the Pacific Northwest harassed, assaulted, and expelled thousands of Chinese immigrants. Beth Lew-Williams shows how American immigration policies incited this violence and how the violence, in turn, provoked new exclusionary policies. Ultimately, Lew-Williams argues, Chinese expulsion and exclusion produced the concept of the “alien” in modern America.

The Chinese Must Go begins in the 1850s, before federal border control established strict divisions between citizens and aliens. Across decades of felling trees and laying tracks in the American West, Chinese workers faced escalating racial conflict and unrest. In response, Congress passed the Chinese Restriction Act of 1882 and made its first attempt to bar immigrants based on race and class. When this unprecedented experiment in federal border control failed to slow Chinese migration, vigilantes attempted to take the matter into their own hands. Fearing the spread of mob violence, U.S. policymakers redoubled their efforts to keep the Chinese out, overhauling U.S. immigration law and transforming diplomatic relations with China.

By locating the origins of the modern American alien in this violent era, Lew-Williams recasts the significance of Chinese exclusion in U.S. history. As The Chinese Must Go makes clear, anti-Chinese law and violence continues to have consequences for today’s immigrants. The present resurgence of xenophobia builds mightily upon past fears of the “heathen Chinaman.”

Beth Lew-Williams is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University.


“With scrupulous research and conceptual boldness, Lew-Williams applies the nuances of a ‘scalar’ lens to contrast anti-Chinese campaigns at local, regional, and national levels, producing a social history that significantly remakes the well-established chronology of Chinese exclusion by highlighting the role of anti-Chinese violence and vigilantism in advancing immigration controls on the Chinese from goals of restriction to exclusion.”—Madeline Y. Hsu, author of Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

“The Chinese Must Go presents a powerful argument about racial violence that could not be more timely. It shows why nineteenth-century pogroms against the Chinese in the American West resonate today. White nationalists targeted Chinese immigrants as threats to their homes and jobs and blamed the American government for failing to seal the borders.”—Richard White, author of The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896

“Moving seamlessly from the local to the international, The Chinese Must Go offers a riveting, beautifully written new account of Chinese exclusion, one that foregrounds Chinese voices and experiences. A timely and important contribution to our understanding of immigration and the border.”—Karl Jacoby, Columbia University


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Violence of Exclusion
Part 1: Restriction
1. The Chinese Question
2. Experiments in Restriction
Part 2: Violence
3. The Banished
4. The People
5. The Loyal
Part 3: Exclusion
6. The Exclusion Consensus
7. Afterlives under Exclusion
Epilogue: The Modern American Alien
Appendix A: Sites of Anti-Chinese Expulsions and Attempted Expulsions, 1885–1887
Appendix B: Chinese Immigration to the United States, 1850–1904
Abbreviations
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

詹姆斯·法罗斯:中国的大跃退

詹姆斯·法罗斯(James Fallows),《大西洋》杂志著名记者,也算是中国问题专家。其长文《中国的大跃退》(China’s Great Leap Backward),作为封面文章,发表于《大西洋》2017年12月号。尽管是一年多以前的文章了,今天仍然值得推荐给尚未读过的朋友:

英文全文:China’s Great Leap Backward @ The Atlantic

全文音频版:

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中央宣传部原副部长、中央网信办原主任鲁炜 严重违纪被开除党籍和公职

来源:中央纪委监察部网站 发布时间:2018-02-13 18:25

日前,经中共中央批准,中共中央纪委对中央宣传部原副部长、中央网信办原主任鲁炜严重违纪问题立案审查。

经查,鲁炜
严重违反政治纪律和政治规矩,
阳奉阴违、
欺骗中央,
目无规矩、
肆意妄为,
妄议中央,
干扰中央巡视,
野心膨胀,
公器私用,
不择手段为个人造势,
品行恶劣、
匿名诬告他人,
拉帮结派、
搞“小圈子”;
严重违反中央八项规定精神和群众纪律,
频繁出入私人会所,
大搞特权,
作风粗暴、
专横跋扈;
违反组织纪律,
组织谈话函询时不如实说明问题;
违反廉洁纪律,
以权谋私,
收钱敛财;
违反工作纪律,
对中央关于网信工作的战略部署搞选择性执行;
以权谋色、
毫无廉耻。
利用职务上的便利为他人谋取利益
并收受巨额财物涉嫌受贿犯罪。

鲁炜身为党的高级干部,
理想信念缺失,
毫无党性原则,
对党中央极端不忠诚,
“四个意识”个个皆无,
“六大纪律”项项违反,
是典型的“两面人”,
是党的十八大后不收敛、
不知止,
问题严重集中,
群众反映强烈,
政治问题与经济问题相互交织的典型,
性质十分恶劣、
情节特别严重。
依据《中国共产党纪律处分条例》等有关规定,经中央纪委常委会会议研究并报中共中央批准,决定给予鲁炜开除党籍、开除公职处分;收缴其违纪所得;将其涉嫌犯罪问题、线索及所涉款物移送有关国家机关依法处理。

安德烈·莫罗亚:《追忆似水年华》序

施康强 译

对于一九〇〇年到一九五〇年这一历史时期而言,没有比《追忆似水年华》更值得纪念的长篇小说杰作了。这不仅仅因为普鲁斯特的作品象巴尔扎克的著作一样规模宏大。别的人写过十五部或二十部小说,有时还颇具才气,但是总不能给人以得到一种启示,读到一个总结的印象。这些作者满足于开发众所周知的“矿脉”;马塞尔·普鲁斯特却发现新的“矿藏”。《人间喜剧》把外部世界作为自己的领地;它囊括金融界、编辑部、法官、公证人、医生、商人、农民;巴尔扎克旨在描绘,他也确实描绘了整整一个社会。相反,普鲁斯特的一个独到之处是他对材料的选择并不在意。他更感兴趣的不是观察行动本身,而是某种观察任何行动的方式。从而他象同时代的几位哲学家一样,实现了一场“逆向的哥白尼式革命”。人的精神重又被安置在天地的中心;小说的目标变成描写为精神反映和歪曲的世界。

Marcel Proust用普鲁斯特书里的事件和人物来说明这位作家的特点,其荒谬程度将不亚于把雷诺阿说成是一个画过妇女、儿童、花卉的人。雷诺阿之所以成为雷诺阿,并非因为他画了这些模特儿,而是因为他把任何模特儿都摆在某种虹彩一般绚丽的光线之中。普鲁斯特本人在写到贝戈特的时候曾经指出,作品的取材与天才的形成无关。天才能使任何材料增辉生色。贝戈特成长的家庭环境从表面上看是索然寡味的,但是贝戈特却用这个素材写出一部杰作。这是因为,借助他的大脑这部小机器,他能高翥远翔,从而象飞越沙漠的飞行员隐约看到在地面上看不出来的、埋在沙子底下的城廓一样,看到事物蕴藏的秘密。因此在谈论《追忆似水年华》之前,先要说明普鲁斯特为什么比任何人更善于“飞离”这个他似乎十分眷恋的世界。

《经济学家》2017年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:20112012201320142015201620172018

Wise words: Books of the Year 2017

Politics and current affairs


The Retreat of Western Liberalism. By Edward Luce. Grove Atlantic; 234 pages; $24. Little Brown; £16.99
Few doubt that something big has happened in Western politics over the past two years, but nobody is sure what. Turmoil in Washington and London contrasts with centrist stability in Paris and (mostly) in Berlin. In this grim diagnosis Edward Luce, a Washington-based commentator, argues that the liberal order cannot be fixed without a clear view of what has gone wrong.

The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version. 5th Edition

For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated remains the best way to study and understand the Bible at home or in the classroom. This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the best scholarship informed by recent discoveries and anchored in the solid Study Bible tradition.

· Introductions and extensive annotations for each book by acknowledged experts in the field provide context and guidance.
· Introductory essays on major groups of biblical writings – Pentateuch, Prophets, Gospels, and other sections – give readers an overview that guides more intensive study.
· General essays on history, translation matters, different canons in use today, and issues of daily life in biblical times inform the reader of important aspects of biblical study.
· Maps and diagrams within the text contextualize where events took place and how to understand them.
· Color maps give readers the geographical orientation they need for understanding historical accounts throughout the Bible.
· Timelines, parallel texts, weights and measures, calendars, and other helpful tables help navigate the biblical world.
· An extensive glossary of technical terms demystifies the language of biblical scholarship.
· An index to the study materials eases the way to the quick location of information.

李斯特:隐私与隐私权的限度

隐私在现代社会之所以越来越被重视,择其大绪言之,是因为物质生产条件导致的现代社会空间的变化,以及由此带来的人的观念的变化;可“道高一尺魔高一丈”,隐私保护的争论不休,还因为迅猛发展的各种现代资讯工具,已使名义上得到严密保护的隐私权岌岌可危。时光流转,我们一路跋涉来到互联网时代,却似乎又回到人类社会早期的“零隐私”年代。[1]传统社区在变化,虚拟社区在形成,两者不断竞争、渗透和融合,书写着隐私的新的界限与功能。这是互联网时代催生了大量关于隐私的学术研究的原因。

对于中国,隐私问题还有着不一般的意味。现代的隐私话语,主要是西方的舶来品,在作为传统东方国家的中国,人们接受起来不免要多一番波折;更何况中国在现代化的过程中,还发生过一段“一大二公”的插曲。这意味着,六十年间中国人经历了剧烈而复杂的法律、道德和伦理观念的变迁。在这一大变迁中,如何理解“公”、“私”的关系是焦点所在。隐私正好体现着公、私的对弈,因为隐私的问题,本在于把信息的支配权分配给谁,个人、组织、社区,还是国家?因此,隐私问题是理解中国当代社会变迁的一扇窗;同时,在中国研究隐私问题,必须带入历史的眼光,非此不能深入。

但隐私问题千头万绪枝蔓丛生,理应有所限定。我把目光放在近年来兴起的一种网络搜索行为——人肉搜索[2]上,并将集中地分析2008年审结的人肉搜索第一案。该案与普通个体的隐私有关,无涉公众人物或政府官员;该案与社会道德争议有关,反映着中国人的伦理观念的变化;该案连接了传统社区与网络社区,实现了线上线下的融合,这些都与本文关注的问题密切相关。

The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses. By Richard A. Posner

The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses. By Richard A. Posner.
Harvard University Press 2017.
ISBN: 0674975774, 9780674975774.

No sitting federal judge has ever written so trenchant a critique of the federal judiciary as Richard A. Posner does in this, his most confrontational book. Skewering the politicization of the Supreme Court, the mismanagement of judicial staff, the overly complex system of appeals, the threat of originalism, outdated procedures, and the backward-looking traditions of law schools and the American judicial system, Posner has written a cri de coeur and a battle cry. With the prospect that the Supreme Court will soon be remade in substantial, potentially revanchist, ways, The Federal Judiciary exposes the American legal system’s most troubling failures in order to instigate much-needed reforms.

Posner presents excerpts from legal texts and arguments to expose their flaws, incorporating his own explanation and judgment to educate readers in the mechanics of judicial thinking. This rigorous intellectual work separates sound logic from artful rhetoric designed to subvert precedent and open the door to oblique interpretations of American constitutional law. In a rebuke of Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy, Posner shows how originalists have used these rhetorical strategies to advance a self-serving political agenda. Judicial culture adheres to an antiquated traditionalism, Posner argues, that inhibits progressive responses to threats from new technologies and other unforeseen challenges to society.

With practical prescriptions for overhauling judicial practices and precedents, The Federal Judiciary offers an unequaled resource for understanding the institution designed by the founders to check congressional and presidential power and resist its abuse.

Time Magazine: The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time [Full List]

Time Magazine’s 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time [Click book’s cover image or title to go to its Amazon web-page. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate this website would earn from qualifying purchases through links to Amazon.]

 


Little Women 

 

Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

City of the Beasts

Allende, Isabel. City of the Beasts

The Chronicles of Prydain

Alexander, Lloyd. The Chronicles of Prydain (series)

Tiger Lily

Anderson, Jodi Lynn. Tiger Lily

Speak

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak

Feed

Anderson, M.T. Feed

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Baum, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz *

Dangerous Angels

Block, Francesca Lia. Dangerous Angels (the Weetzie Bat Books)

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Blume, Judy. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Secret

Bosch, Pseudonymous. Secret (series) *

The Illustrated Man

Bradbury, Ray. The Illustrated Man

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland *

Boy Proof

Castellucci, Cecil. Boy Proof

Cleary, Beverly. Beezus and Ramona *

Frindle

Clements, Andrew. Frindle *

The Hunger Games

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games

The Grey King

Cooper, Susan. The Grey King *

The Chocolate War

Cormier, Robert. The Chocolate War

Whale Talk

Crutcher, Chris. Whale Talk

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory *

Danny the Champion of the World

Dahl, Roald. Danny the Champion of the World *

Matilda

Dahl, Roald. Matilda *

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

DiCamillo, Kate. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane *

DiCamillo, Kate. The Tiger Rising *

A Northern Light

Donnelly, Jennifer. A Northern Light

Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy *

Forbes, Esther. Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt

The Diary of a Young Girl

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl

The Thief Lord

Funke, Cornelia. The Thief Lord

The Graveyard Book

Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book

The Fault in Our Stars

Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars

Looking for Alaska

Green, John. Looking for Alaska

Lord of the Flies

Golding, William. Lord of the Flies

The Princess Bride

Goldman, William. The Princess Bride

Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows *

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Hardinge, Frances. The Lost Conspiracy

The Outsiders

Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders

Hughes, Richard. A High Wind in Jamaica

Jones, Diana Wynne. Dogsbody

The Phantom Tollbooth

Juster, Norton. The Phantom Tollbooth *

Alabama Moon

Key, Watt. Alabama Moon

A Separate Peace

Knowles, John. A Separate Peace

Konigsburg, E. L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler *

LeGuin, Ursula. A Wizard of Earthsea

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird

A Wrinkle in Time

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time

Leviathan, David. Every Day

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe *

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild

The Giver

Lowry, Lois. The Giver

Number the Stars

Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars *

Saffy’s Angel

McKay, Hilary. Saffy’s Angel

Twilight

Meyer, Stephanie. Twilight

Anne of Green Gables

Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gables

Morpurgo, Michael. Private Peaceful

Myers, Walter Dean. Fallen Angels

Myers, Walter Dean. Monster

Nelson, Marilyn. A Wreath for Emmett Till

Ness, Patrick. The Knife of Never Letting Go

Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls

Nix, Garth. Sabriel

O’Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh *

Palacio, R. J. Wonder *

Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia *

Paterson, Katherine. Jacob Have I Loved

Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet *

Poe, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Pullman, Phillip. The Golden Compass

Pullman, Philip. His Dark Materials

Raskin, Ellen. The Westing Game *

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling

Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Harry Potter

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter (series)

Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza Rising *

Holes

Sachar, Louis. Holes

Salinger, J. D. The Catcher in the Rye

Scott, Michael. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret *

Sís, Peter. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

Snicket, Lemony. A Series of Unfortunate Events (series) *

Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me *

Stewart, Trenton Lee. The Mysterious Benedict Society *

Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Thompson, Craig. Blankets

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings

Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins *

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Whaley, John Corey. Where Things Come Back

Charlotte’s Web

White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web *

White, T. H. The Sword in the Stone

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House on the Prairie *

Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese

Yang, Gene Luen. Boxers and Saints

Zindel, Paul. The Pigman

The Book Thief

Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief

 


Note: Starred titles are not really for “young-adult” readers, but for younger readers, according to some people’s opinion.

See also: Time Magazine: The 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time

Time Magazine: The 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time [Full List]

Time Magazine’s 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time [Click book’s cover image or title to go to its Amazon web-page. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate this website would earn from qualifying purchases through links to Amazon.]


Miss Nelson is Missing

Allard, Harry. Miss Nelson is Missing

Anno's Journey

Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno’s Journey

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Atwater, Richard and Florence. Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Jenny and the Cat Club

Averill, Esther. Jenny and the Cat Club

Extra Yarn

Barnett, Mac. Extra Yarn

Base, Graeme. Animalia

Becker, Aaron. Journey

Madeline

Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline (series)

Berenstain, Stan and Jan. The Berenstain Bears (series)

A Bear Called Paddington

Bond, Michael. A Bear Called Paddington

Brown, Margaret Wise. The Color Kittens

Goodnight Moon

Brown, Margaret Wise. Goodnight Moon

Brown, Margaret Wise. The Important Book

Brown, Margaret Wise. The Runaway Bunny

Bradfield, Roger. Hello, Rock

Brown, Marc. Arthur’s Nose (series)

Burton, Virginia Lee. Katy and the Big Snow

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Cannon, Janell. Stellaluna

Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Miss Rumphius

Cooney, Barbara. Miss Rumphius

Click, Clack, Moo

Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack, Moo

Day, Alexandra. Good Dog, Carl

The Day the Crayons Quit

Daywalt, Drew. The Day the Crayons Quit

Deacon, Alexis. Slow Loris

de Brunhoff, Jean. The Story of Babar

Donaldson, Julia. The Gruffalo

Draper, Sharon M. Out of My Mind

Go Dog, Go

Eastman, P. D. Go Dog, Go

Olivia

Falconer, Ian. Olivia

Corduroy

Freeman, Don. Corduroy

French, Jackie. Diary of a Wombat

Millions of Cats

Gag, Wanda. Millions of Cats

Gannett, Ruth Stiles. My Father’s Dragon

The Cat in the Hat

Geisel, Theodore. The Cat in the Hat

Geisel, Theodore. Green Eggs and Ham

The Lorax

Geisel, Theodore. The Lorax

Geisel, Theodore. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Yertle the Turtle

Geisel, Theodore. Yertle the Turtle

Gomi, Taro. Everyone Poops

Henkes, Kevin. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Hills, Tad. How Rocket Learned to Read

Hoban, Russell. Bread and Jam for Frances

Holling, Holling Clancy. Paddle-to-the-Sea

Mama Don't Allow

Hurd, Thacher. Mama Don’t Allow

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon

Joyce, William. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Kalman, Maira. Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman

The Snowy Day

Keats, Ezra Jack. The Snowy Day

Whistle for Willie

Keats, Ezra Jack. Whistle for Willie

I Want My Hat Back

Klassen, Jon. I Want My Hat Back

Knudsen, Michelle. Library Lion

Lamorisse, Albert. The Red Balloon

The Story of Ferdinand

Leaf, Munro. The Story of Ferdinand

Lee, Dennis. Alligator Pie

Lindgren, Astrid. Pippi Longstocking

Litwin, Eric. Pete the Cat (series)

Frog and Toad

Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad (series)

Lowrey, Janette Sebring. The Poky Little Puppy

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Martin, Jr. Bill. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Blueberries for Sal

McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries for Sal

Make Way for Ducklings

McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings

Winnie the Pooh

Milne, A. A. Winnie the Pooh

Little Bear

Minarik, Else Holmelund. Little Bear

Mosel, Arlene. Tikki Tikki Tembo

Munsch, Robert. Love You Forever

Muth, Jon J. The Three Questions

Myers, Walter Dean. Jazz

Nelson, Kadir. We Are the Ship

Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Oxenbury, Helen and Rosen, Michael. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia

Piper, Watty. The Little Engine That Could

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Potter, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Prelutsky, Jack. The New Kid on the Block

Say, Allen. Grandfather’s Journey

Scarry, Richard. Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

Scheer, Julian. Rain Makes Applesauce

Scieszka, Jon. The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Scieszka, Jon. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Sendak, Maurice. In the Night Kitchen

Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are

The Giving Tree

Silverstein, Shel. The Giving Tree

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends

Srinivasan, Divya. Little Owl’s Night

Stead, Philip C. A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Brave Irene

Steig, William. Brave Irene

Steig, William. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Eloise

Thompson, Kay. Eloise

Press Here

Tullet, Herve. Press Here

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Van Allsburg, Chris. The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Van Allsburg, Chris. The Stranger

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最高法院院长周强:坚决抵制西方“宪政民主”“三权分立”“司法独立”等错误思潮

来源:最高人民法院网,发布时间:2017-01-14 18:47:27。《人民法院报》2017年1月15日,第1、4版。

全国高级法院院长会议在京召开 周强强调
扎实做好人民法院各项工作
以优异成绩迎接党的十九大胜利召开

1月14日上午,全国高级法院院长会议在北京开幕,最高人民法院党组书记、院长周强出席会议并讲话强调,要深入学习贯彻习近平总书记系列重要讲话精神,牢固树立“四个意识”,坚决维护以习近平同志为核心的党中央权威,增强忧患意识和责任感,按照“努力让人民群众在每一个司法案件中感受到公平正义”的目标要求,坚持司法为民、公正司法,全面深化司法体制改革和信息化建设,努力建设过硬队伍,进一步加强基层基础工作,更好维护社会大局稳定、促进社会公平正义、保障人民安居乐业,以优异成绩迎接党的十九大胜利召开。

刘忠:想象干预司法的方式——重评司法地方保护主义

1986年,最高人民法院在六届人大四次会议工作报告中说:“在经济活动领域内,一些干部……把法律当成保护本地区局部利益的工具。……如果法院判决本地应偿还外地的债务,就不高兴,就指责法院‘胳膊肘往外拐’;甚至阻挠法院对一些案件的受理、判决和执行。”这是第一次在国家最高议事议政仪式上提出地方保护主义话题。1988年七届全国人大一次会议上,以上现象在最高法院的工作报告中被正式称谓为“地方保护主义”。[1]自1988年开始到2001年的历年全国人大会上的最高法院工作报告,都批评“地方保护主义”对法院审判、执行的干预。对当代中国民商事审判进行观察的西方学者,在审判不公、法官滥用权力的归因上,亦多认为系出于体制所导致的司法地方保护主义(local protectionism)。[2]对于司法地方保护主义的批评,逐渐演化为一种控制性话语形态,成为主导1990年代末启动司法体制改革以来,直到晚近,对中国司法政治治理进行重构的基本叙事。

从地方保护主义叙事形成迄今三十年,已沉淀出一个可进行感知的较完整图像,从而使得对地方保护主义话语形态进行评析,成为可经验检验、测证的事件。本文从地方保护主义发生的制度结构切入,试图表达和论证以下事实:地方保护主义叙事来自于1990年代初期之前的印象。1992年后,剧烈的变革所产生的制度外部性,使得地方党委、人大、政府,进行地方保护主义的激励和所享有的支配力不断衰退;从当事人的案件收益、寻租成本、搜寻成本以及各项风险量值来分析可清楚的判知,并非地方党委、人大,而是上级法院,是当事人寻求对案件进行干预的优先选择,持续三十年的司法地方保护主义叙事遮蔽了该事实。对于司法改革这一总前提的厘清、查勘,是司法改革政策设计再出发的起点。

《经济学家》2016年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011201220132014201520172018

High fliers: Books of the Year 2016

The best books of 2016 are about China, language, microbes, hereditary power, inequality and medieval manuscripts

Politics and current affairs


China’s Future. By David Shambaugh. Polity; 195 pages; $19.95 and £14.99
No country has modernised its economy without also becoming a democracy. A respected American political scientist asks whether China can break the mould.

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