Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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Hexie Farm (蟹农场): The Nightmare of the Pen

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab comments on the situation for freedom of expression under the new administration of Xi Jinping. One lone pen wanders among a crowd of censors’ shears, as though walking through a bad dream. Continuing with Hexie Farm’s Orwell theme, the slogan on the wall declares “Two legs

May 30, 2013 11:10 AM

“Darkness Outside The Night” for China’s Youth

NPR’s Louisa Lim interviews graphic novelist Xie Peng, whose first novel, “Darkness Outside The Night,” is described as, “a psychological journey into the world of young Chinese,” reflecting the anxieties and stress of life in China today. NPR also posted an excerpt from the book. From Lim’s interview: On whether his generation is freer

May 29, 2013 12:13 PM

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