Laura Zhou at South China Morning Post reports criticism of the “fake” Mongolian...
Sep 10, 2014
NPR has published a review of Xiaolu Guo’s newly released novel I Am China: In an...
Jun 27, 2014
The Fat Years author Chan Koonchung’s latest novel, The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the...
Oct 21, 2013
At The Los Angeles Review of Books, Stephen Marche celebrates the completion of David Tod...
Oct 16, 2008
Time Magazine reviews Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth: A Novel, a new book written in English by author Guo Xiaolu: As a novelist who is equally at home as a filmmaker, and a nomad who splits her time between Beijing,...
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...
Apr 22, 2008
Anna Sophie Loewenberg interviews novelist Qiu Xiaolong on the roof of the Beijing Bookworm Cafe about his Detective Chen mystery series and his new book, Red Mandarin Dress. From SexyBeijing.tv: In this episode Sufei meets Qiu...
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 […]
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 […]
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....
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 […]
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 […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends