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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...

Poet Liao Yiwu’s Nightmare in Chinese Prison

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...

Chen Guangcheng on Disability & Human Rights

On WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway, blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng discusses disability as “a mirror to society”, the importance of proactive defence of one’s own rights, and his continued determination...

China Calls Foul Over Tell-all Sports Memoir

Could China have engaged in underhand dealings to secure Beijing as its 2008 Olympics site? According to a memoir by Yuan Weimin, former Olympics coach and former head of the Chinese Olympic Committee, the answer is yes. Not...

Diane Wei Liang: A Life in China

The World has posted a lengthy interview with Diane Wei Liang, author of Lake with No Name: A True Story of Love and Conflict in Modern China. Listen to it here: Diane Wei Liang has lived a life framed by events in China’s...

Zhao Memoir Goes on Sale

The Chinese edition of the memoirs of Zhao Ziyang (赵紫阳), former general secretary of the Chinese Communist Pary, went on sale in Hong Kong on Friday, May 29, exactly 20 years after he was forced from power for opposing the...

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