With the 68th annual Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest gathering of the publishing...
Frankfurt Book Fair
by Sophie Beach | Oct 21, 2009
The New York Times reports on the fallout from this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair controversy: The fair, the world’s largest and most important, ended on Sunday with a traditional ceremony co-hosted by the German Foreign...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 18, 2009
The New York Times writes about China’s soft power, freedom of expression and the Frankfurt Book Fair: As China extends its economic reach, it has also increased efforts to promote its culture, or “soft power,” to counter...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 13, 2009
After a month of controversy over its choice of China as Guest of Honor, this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair has finally opened, as Vice President Xi Jinping meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. AFP reports on...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 24, 2009
The controversy over the Frankfurt Book Fair, of which China is a Guest of Honor this year, continues, as the CHinese government barred writer Liao Yiwu from traveling to Germany to attend. From Der Spiegel: Chinese author Liao...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 20, 2009
Following a controversy over two Chinese writers, Dai Qing and Bei Ling, who participated in a symposium to mark the Frankfurt Book Fair, fair organizers are now taking a tougher stand against Chinese officials who tried to ban...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 11, 2009
News reports say that organizers of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest such event in the world, have uninvited two prominent Chinese writers, Dai Qing and Bei Ling, from a symposium at the behest of the Chinese government....
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