The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by...
by Anne Henochowicz | Mar 12, 2015
Once an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yang Hengjun is a commentator and novelist...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 12, 2015
When Chinese novelist Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, controversy erupted—while...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 10, 2013
With the fifth anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s most recent arrest, his wife Liu Xia suffering...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 26, 2013
At The Los Angeles Review of Books, Jeffrey Wasserstrom talked to translator Brendan O’Kane...
by Cindy | Jul 29, 2013
At Bloomberg Businessweek, Christina Larson looks at the prospects for translated Chinese works in America. Currently, the flow into China of books translated from English and other foreign languages is much larger than the...
by Samuel Wade | May 10, 2013
In an interview and a recent speech, respectively, artist Ai Weiwei and Nobel-winning author Mo Yan expressed sharply different attitudes towards public exposure and social and political responsibility. From Bernhard Zand,...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 6, 2013
Ian Buruma recently wrote that demanding outspoken political protest from Nobel-winning writer Mo Yan is like “trying to pluck feathers from a frog.” Author Yan Lianke, though, argues that Chinese...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 1, 2013
At The New York Times, NPR’s Louisa Lim examines China’s popular ‘bureaucracy lit’, focusing on former official Wang Xiaofang’s Civil Servant’s Notebook. The genre has recently attracted increased...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 21, 2012
At Paper Republic, Nicky Harman celebrates a good year for Chinese-to-English translations, listing twenty books published—mostly—in 2012. OK, I’ve cheated a bit – three of the publications below are poetry, and two others come...
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