As China marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Cultural Revolution, many writers and...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 27, 2015
At The Telegraph, Tom Phillip’s takes a look at novelist Yan Lianke’s most recent...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 6, 2013
Ian Buruma recently wrote that demanding outspoken political protest from Nobel-winning writer Mo Yan is like “trying to pluck feathers from a frog.” Author Yan Lianke, though, argues that Chinese...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 8, 2011
When writer Yan Lianke was evicted from his recently-purchased home in Beijing, he wrote an appeal to President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. Index on Censorship translated and published it: Three years ago, I bought a...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 28, 2007
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, […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 9, 2007
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 9, 2006
From the Guardian: Millions of pints of blood are pumped through underground pipelines from a big developing country to wealthy consumers in the United States and elsewhere. The blood trade has produced the most spectacular boom in human history. In just five years, the formerly dirt-poor state at the heart of the haemo-business has become […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”