Scholar and poet Ablet Abdurishit Berqi is one of the 338 Uyghur intellectuals confirmed to be...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 1, 2017
After a deadly fire in Beijing on November 18, authorities launched a crackdown on unsafe...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 21, 2017
Liu Xia, the widow of recently deceased activist Liu Xiaobo, has been under house arrest and...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 16, 2015
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 18, 2014
Poet and publisher Shen Haobo was born in 1976 in Taixing, Jiangsu Province. He is a leading...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 23, 2013
At The New York Times’ ArtBeat, David Barboza reports that a nine-character calligraphy...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 24, 2013
At The New Yorker, Ian Buruma reviews Liao Yiwu’s prison memoir For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey through a Chinese Prison. The book was rewritten twice after its first and second drafts were...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 17, 2011
Berlin-based writer Liao Yiwu talks to Der Spiegel about “Für ein Lied und hundert Lieder” (“For a Song and a Hundred Songs”), a memoir of his four years in prison. As well as the grisly conditions...
by Sophie Beach | May 9, 2011
Poet Liao Yiwu has been prevented from traveling to Australia to speak at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Guardian reports: Liao was due to talk about his new book, The Corpse Walker, in Sydney, and to read from his...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 15, 2009
Since 1989, the poet Liu Hongbin has been trying to make his way back to China – Language, memory and imagination are part of the journey home. From the Index of Censorship: I finally boarded the plane, but just before it took...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 13, 2006
From China Daily: Buckets are inseparable from the life and work of 32-year-old poet Liu Dongwu. Liu is chief editor of Nanfeiyan, a literary magazine based in Dongguan, South China’s Guangdong Province. The name translates as “wild goose flying southward.” Liu has managed to rise to literary fame from his hard beginnings as a migrant […]
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