At a December 3 English press conference in Beijing, in reply to an anonymous reporter’s question on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s comments on the national security threat posed by Chinese tech firms, Foreign...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jan 8, 2016
A novella published more than 90 years ago critiquing the social rot of late imperial China has...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 26, 2015
After he was denied re-entry to China eight times, Feng Zhenghu lived in Tokyo’s Narita Airport...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 24, 2015
As Chinese authorities mount a sustained campaign against Western influence in higher education,...
by Samuel Wade | May 11, 2012
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...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 11, 2009
Danwei interviews Julia Lovell, whose translation of the complete works of Lu Xun,The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun (Penguin Classics), has recently been published: Danwei: What...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 30, 2007
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 28, 2007
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 […]
by Sophia Cao | Oct 22, 2006
From Virtual China: Lu Xun is revered in China as the father of modern Chinese literature, and was similar to Mark Twain in his ability to skewer the morals and politics of the day (early 20th century China) through devilishly drawn characters, satire, and brilliant language. A few of those characters, Ah Q in particular, […]
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 29, 2005
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 […]
CDT in the News
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- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China