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Yu Hua: Follow the Money

At The New York Times, Yu Hua reports a literature professor’s suggestion, “based more...

When Filial Piety Is the Law

In a New York Times op-ed, author Yu Hua complains that by compelling regular contact with parents with China’s recently amended “filial piety law”, the Party is using legislation to replace values that it...

Yu Hua: “In China, Power is Arrogant”

For The New York Times, guest columnist and prominent Chinese author Yu Hua laments the inconsistency and lack of transparency in the laws imposed by the Chinese government: If the central government’s decrees are opaque, local...

Yu Hua: Feudal Answers for Modern Problems

While the Communist Party has long-excluded religion from its vision for China, some Chinese officials and common people still hold on to rather feudal beliefs. The well-known author, Yu Hua, tells stories on the New York Times:...

Yu Hua: “Only Proper That My Books Be Pirated”

While he’s “opposed to counterfeiting in all forms,” author Yu Hua claims that he can live with the piracy of his books if it means they end up in the hands of China’s poor. From his guest column in...

Yu Hua: Censorship’s Many Faces

Author Yu Hua explains the different levels of censorship applied to Chinese media—from tightly controlled film, through TV and newspapers, to books—and dissects the varying political and economic considerations that account for...

Masters of Subservience: China’s ‘Bureaucracy Lit’

At The New York Times, NPR’s Louisa Lim examines China’s popular ‘bureaucracy lit’, focusing on former official Wang Xiaofang’s Civil Servant’s Notebook. The genre has recently attracted increased...



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