yan lianke

A Pen For The People – Mary-Anne Toy

Yan Lianke, one of China’s most distinguished writers, lives in Henan. This profile is from today’s Australian: Yan, 49, has won China’s top two literary honours – the Lu Xun award in 1997 and 2001, and the Lao She in 2004. He has published numerous novels and short story collections and three of his books, […]

Persistent Censorship In China Produces Art of Compromise – Edward Cody

The Washington Post writes about author Yan Lianke and the art of literary censorship in China: China has come a long way from the days of Mao Zedong, when singing the praises of socialism was virtually the only form of art allowed by the party. But the principle has remained the same. The party still […]

Recent developments for the Chinese media

Courtesy of Asia Media, several new stories that highlight the challenges and opportunities facing the Chinese media: The Taipei Times covers two widely-reported instances of government censorship: the crackdown on university...



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