The Ugly Chinaman and the Crisis of Chinese Culture

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Allen & Unwin, 1992 - China - 162 pages
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Writing under the pseudonym of Bo Yang, Guo Yidong has been a trenchant critic of Chinese people and their culture since he fled to Taiwan in 1949. This is a collection of his speeches and articles, which blame Confucianism for these cultural ills. Included are responses from other commentators.

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Review: The Ugly Chinaman and the Crisis of Chinese Culture

User Review  - Mizuki - Goodreads

Well,Mr. Bo Yang wrote this book some 40 or 30 years ago in Taiwan, but what he had said about Chinese and the ugly side of Chinese culture still rings true after so many years. Is there any ... Read full review

Review: The Ugly Chinaman and the Crisis of Chinese Culture

User Review  - Troy Parfitt - Goodreads

I read this book after seven or eight years of living in Taiwan. I had known about it for a while, but Taiwanese bookstores, usually well-stocked with English language books about China and Taiwan ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

Author and human rights activist Bo Yang, which is his pen name, was born in Henan, China in 1920. He immigrated to Taiwan in 1948 and started writing a political commentary column in the Independent Evening News in 1960. In 1967, he was arrested for criticising President Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo. He spent nine years in prision and during that time he wrote numerous works on Chinese history. His best-known books include The Alien Realm, Yiyu (Foreign Lands), Soy Vat Culture, Shaking the Soy Vat and The Ugly Chinaman and the Crisis of Chinese Culture. He was the founding president of the Taiwan chapter of Amnesty International and established the Human Rights Education Foundation to promote human rights education in Taiwan. He died of respiratory failure on April 29, 2008.

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