Unfulfilled Wish List of the Week: Old Luo’s

CDT is expanding its wiki beyond the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon to include short biographies of public intellectuals, cartoonists, human rights activists, and other people pushing for change in China; and to archive and translate sensitive essays. The wiki is a work in progress. Old Luo’s New...

Woeser Under House Arrest Once Again

Since 2008, Tibetan writer, activist, and blogger Woeser has repeatedly found herself (along with her husband Wang Lixiong) under house arrest. According to a post published yesterday on her Chinese-language blog, Wang and...

Creator of White House Petition Visited by Police

Chinese netizens have recently discovered the public petition system on the White House website, and several petitions created by Chinese citizens have gone viral, notably one calling for an investigation of a 1994 poisoning...

Sex Tape Blogger Zhu Ruifeng Thrives as Muckraker

The New York Times’ Andrew Jacobs profiles anti-corruption blogger Zhu Ruifeng, whose publication of a sex tape last November brought down 11 Chongqing officials and exposed the extortion ring that had ensnared them. With...

Han Han: ‘Why Aren’t You Grateful?’

In the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson critiques a new book of translated essays by Han Han, This Generation: Dispatches from China’s Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver), and looks at the limits of his...

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