In a show of solidarity with writer Liu Xia, who is living under official detention in her...
by Samuel Wade | May 2, 2018
Since the death of imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo last July, the extra-legal house...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 29, 2017
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 16, 2015
In a blog post translated at China Change, Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser questioned Facebook CEO...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 2, 2015
The Wall Street Journal reports that exiled Chinese writer Liao Yiwu’s Facebook account has...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 11, 2014
Edward Wong and Ian Johnson at The New York Times report on a purported message from imprisoned...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 24, 2013
At The New Yorker, Ian Buruma reviews Liao Yiwu’s prison memoir For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey through a Chinese Prison. The book was rewritten twice after its first and second drafts were...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 9, 2013
At The New York Times, Elaine Sciolino talks to poet and author Liao Yiwu about his forthcoming memoir For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison, to be published in the U.S. on June 4th. The title...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 21, 2013
Liao Yiwu spent the early 1990s in prison for writing the poem Massacre, about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. His account of these four years will be published in English this summer as For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 26, 2012
The New York Times’ Edward Wong talks to writer Yu Jie, who left China for the United States last month, about the experiences that drove him to leave, his Christian faith and his plans for the future. … He began thinking...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 17, 2011
Berlin-based writer Liao Yiwu talks to Der Spiegel about “Für ein Lied und hundert Lieder” (“For a Song and a Hundred Songs”), a memoir of his four years in prison. As well as the grisly conditions...
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