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  •  Perry Link is pretty much a China expert, (3+ / 0-)
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    hailanzhiguang, hqc, xgz

    an expert not welcomed by Beijing at that. He personally possess a copy of the "This Generation" publication (there was only one issue), and it didn't contain anything remotely related to Ping Fu or her college. And she says she has an article in there. Or the few professors named in the recent Guardian article, they are not just bloggers.

    I do see some criticism that are not based on her book or what she said. But there are numerous others that are. You choose to ignore all those and canvas critics of Fu as an angry army.

    On this particular issue of gang rape, I also think it's not the best place to poke holes in. But I don't think xgz's points are totally invalid. I don't think rape on the NAAU campus is anywhere close to rape in front of 1600 Penn. Numerous rapes happened in the CR no doubt. And there were consequences for rape and especially gang rape. Heck many people were put in prison for rape they never committed. It's a serious and powerful charge at that time. Ken Ling's book described gang rapes of over a hundred girls and in more than one occassion. This is shocking and at least I haven't read about that elsewhere. I would put more weight into it if it was indeed based on diaries. That would have been exactly ONE account corroborating unpunished gang rape in the CR. If "rape was common among rival factions of the Red Guard", as you claim, I'd be interested to know about the other stories. But for now I don't know if there's any point to that, when you've placed your credibility very close to the level of Ping Fu's.

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