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Four Chinese Novels Reviewed

In the New York Times book review, four Chinese novels are reviewed. Jonathan Spence reviews Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out by Mo Yan; Pankaj Mishra reviews Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong; Francine Prose reviews Song of Everlasting...

Chinese Ex-prisoner Now Global Literary Star

From AFP: Former Chinese political prisoner Lu Jiamin kept his name a secret for a long time, writing his award-winning best-seller “Wolf Totem” under a pseudonym. But after years of commercial success in book stores...

China’s Jiang Rong Wins First $10,000 Man Asian Literary Prize – Adam Majendie

From Bloomberg: Chinese author Jiang Rong won the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize for “Wolf Totem(ÁãºÂõæËÖæ ),” beating four other short-listed authors. The $10,000 award, sponsored by hedge-fund company Man Group Plc, is the first regional prize for a work that hasn’t been published in English. The result was announced last night at a dinner […]

The Chinese cinema industry: China’s cultural revolution – David Eimer

From the Independent: …With Beijing due to host the 2008 Olympics, the next few years are being seen as offering China a chance to show that it is more than just the world’s centre of manufacturing industry. Films will play a major part in that drive, but they are not the only focus. China has […]

A Novel, by Someone, Takes China by Storm – Howard W. French (UPDATED)

From the New York Times: For the author of one of China’s best-selling novels of recent years, and moreover, one about rugged life among wolves on the Mongolian plains, Jiang Rong makes a surprisingly timid introduction. “I am sorry, I have no name cards,” said the man meekly as he entered the living room of […]

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