Tag Archives: China

Remembering Nobel winner,poet, critic, and activist Liu Xiaobo, with his last love letter…

Who says artists aren’t leaders? Standing up to power, speaking truth, making art despite assaults, attacks, and criminalization of his art, Liu Xiaobo deserves to be remembered and honored. He lived the life of a creative leader. Thanks to Lit Hub Daily and NY Review of Books for this report… “This text is the last […]

We are all shapeshifters! It’s time to evolve into shapeshifter leaders with integrity.

In mythic terms, shapeshifters are often thought of as troublemakers. They can hide their true identity and sneak around. That makes them untrustworthy, because you can’t really see who they are. They’re inconsistent, in the most magical way possible, changing their appearance and making us believe they are one thing, when they really are another. […]

Passings: Wu Dengming, Chinese Environmental Leader

“Green, green, green, was all he thought about….” Wu Dengming, the Founder of the Chongqing Green Volunteer League and one of the most effective Chinese environmental leaders, changed hearts and minds by listening to the stories of devastation, teaching those who suffered how to cope, sharing those stories of success and failure, loss and recovery. […]

Leadership and Witness: In Communist China, Remembering Tiananmen Square

Monday’s Washington Post featured an article about the conundrum facing the survivors of the government attack on unarmed civilian protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989. These civilian leaders, killed or maimed, and the subsequent silence required by the government propoganda machine, means that telling the truth is dangerous. Time has not changed the official policy; […]

Is Provocation Leadership? Kim Jong Un and the Diplomacy of Aggression

Dictatorship has its privileges, it seems. Including threatening war in order to — well, that’s not quite clear, yet. Ernesto Lonono, in a thoughtful profile in the Washington Post, notes that “making sense of the Kims has been more of an art than a science. A cadre of North Korea scholars has spent decades piecing […]

Tibet under China: International Aloha needed in desperate times

Fighting back against oppression means a leader puts him or herself at risk. It also means that families of these leaders suffer as “examples” to discourage other leaders. According to the Human Rights Watch, China is cracking down on the families of protesters in Tibet. The most shocking protest has been self-immolation, with protesters setting […]