Chen Guangcheng Case Widens Political Rift

The rift over exiled legal activist Chen Guangcheng’s departure from New York University is deepening, with both defenders and detractors of his claims that NYU kicked him out for political reasons continuing to speak out....

A Hundred Songs: Liao Yiwu Visits U.S.

At The Wall Street Journal, Sofia McFarland and Liao Yiwu discuss Liao’s memoir of his four-year imprisonment following the 1989 June 4th crackdown, For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey through a Chinese...

Book Recommendations From Ma Jian

Exiled Chinese author Ma Jian, whose newest novel The Dark Road saw its North American release yesterday, gave a very personal interview to the Daily Beast. The interview touches on everything from the...

‘The Dark Road’ and Ma Jian on Censorship

Following the UK release of his latest novel, The Dark Road, the Index on Censorship talks to exiled writer Ma Jian about his career, Beijing’s longstanding ban on his work, the value of free expression, the legacy of...

Chen Guangcheng Begins Life in New York

At The Daily Beast, Melinda Liu described the beginning of Chen Guangcheng and his family’s life in New York as they embraced the spring sunshine while avoiding, for now, the glare of the media. Feeling the warm sun on his...

Chen Guangcheng Speaks from New York

Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York on Saturday, greeted a cheering crowd outside New York University with a short speech. From NTDTV, via Shanghaiist: From the Associated Press: “I believe that no matter how...

Chen Guangcheng Arrives in New York

Following his sudden departure last night from his hospital in Beijing, legal activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in New York and greeted the media near New York University, where he is expected to take up a fellowship. From CNN:...

Wu’er Kaixi: China’s “Most Unwanted”

Former Tiananmen protest leader and long-exiled dissident Wu’er Kaixi marched up to the Chinese Embassy in Washington today, looking to get arrested. In a seeming inversion of recent appeals to U.S. diplomatic missions in...

Philip Gourevitch: Liao Yiwu Unbound

For the New Yorker, Philip Gourevitch writes about writer Liao Yiwu’s recent move to Germany: Liao, who is best known in America for his book, “The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the Bottom Up,” is not only a...

“China’s Conscience” Silently Returns

China Media Project has translated the remarks by Liu Dahong at the funeral of his father, pioneering Chinese journalist Liu Binyan. The elder Liu was expelled from the Communist Party in 1987 and lived out his life in exile in...



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