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A Literary Guide to China

As part of a Telegraph series of guides to literature from around the world, Oxford University professor of modern Chinese history and politics Rana Mitter gives an overview of some great books about China: When people think of...

Writer’s Family Fights Looted Manuscript Sale

The grandson of writer and translator Zhou Zuoren (1885-1967) is fighting to stop the auction of an one of his manuscripts in Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post. The document is expected to fetch upwards of...

Five Books on Chinese Language & Culture

Asia Society Director of Education and Chinese Language Initiatives Chris Livacarri chooses five books for The Browser. His picks include histories of China’s languages and its relationships with the outside world, and...

Julia Lovell: China’s Conscience

In the Guardian, Julia Lovell, author of The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun (Penguin Classics), writes: To no one’s great surprise, communist China’s 60th anniversary...

Silencing Lu Xun – The FEER Blog

While Lu Xun’s writing are being removed from high school reading lists in Beijing, the reading of kung fu romance novels of Jin Yong is promoted by authorities. From Travellers’ Tales – The FEER Blog: The more interesting question is, why now? Jin Yong‘s novels were once banned by the communists, apparently on the grounds […]

So Long, Lu Xun – Arthur Waldron

Arthur Waldron wrote the following on the blog of Commentary Magazine: From China comes news, reported in the Chinese-language newspaper World Journal, that the works of Lu Xun“the country’s greatest modern author, a founder of the Chinese League of Left-Wing Writers, and a longtime favorite of the Communists”are being removed from high school curricula. These […]

Ba Jin was Lu Xun’s spiritual heir Ôºç Qin Hui

From Strong Country Forum, thanks to David Kelly for the translation: Editor’s note:, Ba Jin, China’s great literary master of the present age, “conscience of 20th century China” and “people’s writer” passed away on 17 October 2005 at 7:06 pm in the Shanghai East China hospital. He was 101 years old. On 18 October at […]

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