Posthumous fame attracts followers – Raymond Zhou

From Raymond Zhou blog:

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Wang Xiaobo 王小波.

As in a Mark Twain tale, Wang’s death occurred at exactly the point when his writing career was poised for liftoff. It is ironic that in his lifetime he had difficulty getting his books published, while, since his death, copies have been flying off the shelves. Even collections of his unfinished manuscripts and private letters are snatched up by avid readers.

Wang Xiaobo (1952-97) was no ordinary writer. He worked outside the system and thought out of the box, so to speak. He was a champion of free thinking in a culture where sticking to dogma is not only the norm but a life-preserving necessity….[Full Text]

The following video named “Wang Xiaobo 1997”, carried by Youku via, is edited by a couple of netizens to remember Wang.

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