Laura Zhou at South China Morning Post reports criticism of the “fake” Mongolian...
by Liu Yong | Jul 19, 2008
From Reuters: A Chinese author who wrote a novel on the 1989 Tiananmen student demonstrations and the post-Tiananmen lives of those who fled China has won a prestigious Japanese literary award. Yang Yi, a 44-year-old native of...
by Sophia Cao | Jan 15, 2007
From Danwei: People tend to keep their distance from Jin Ping Mei(ÈáëÁì∂Ê¢Ö), at least in public. Its graphic sexual content has given the late-Ming classic a reputation as smut that it has been unable to shake off. Performers of pingshuÔºàËØÑ‰π¶Ôºâ, the art of storytelling, have conquered great classical novels as well as more contemporary tales […]
by Sophia Cao | Dec 16, 2006
From HongKong Films blog: The Chinese have always referred to a place within their history as “Jiang Hu (Ê±üÊπñ)” (Gong wu – in Cantonese). This age is a part of China’s mythical past, and is the time when heroes, anti-heroes, and villains feature prominently. The term, “Jiang Hu”, which literally means “rivers and lakes”, but […]
by Sophia Cao | Aug 31, 2006
From China Daily: Louis Cha is the number one kung fu fiction writer in China according to a biennial poll of the top ten most widely read authors in the country conducted by the Chinese Publishing Science Research Center....
by Sophie Beach | Sep 6, 2005
From the AP, via Las Vegas Sun: The Penguin Group has purchased the English-language rights to China’s best-selling novel, “The Wolf Totem,” for a record $100,000. Jiang Rong’s 2004 Chinese-language novel about the struggle for life on the Mongolian grasslands will be published in English in 2007, An Boshun, Jiang’s agent with Changjiang Literary Art […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 16, 2005
From the Guardian: …Something momentous has just happened: Penguin Modern Classics has for the first time allowed a work of 20th-century Chinese fiction on to its list. After skulking for decades in small, academic or, more disastrously, communist Chinese presses (the threadbare Panda Books), translated fiction from China has, 50 years after a similar gesture […]
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- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods