Paperback review A rightly lauded masterpiece it won the Franz Kafka Prize in 2014 The Four Books, by Yan Lianke, interrogates power and the amnesia it imposes on the less powerful, focusing on the Great Leap Forward, when Mao Zedong and his ... Irish Times, 2 weeks ago
I n 1958, Mao Zedong declared war on the sparrows. Sparrows ate grain while it ripened in the fields, depriving the people of the fruits of their labor. For this reason they were one of four species, along with rats, mosquitoes, and flies, targeted ...The New Republic Online, 2 days ago
Yin Sang, founder of 17chang, or "sing together",an online karaoke/social networking platform, was the youngest person in 30 under 30 listing of entrepreneurs of Forbes in Chinese version last year. [Photo from web] Recently famous Chinese writer ...CHINAdaily Africa, 2 days ago
MAKING most of the summer and rediscovering the joys of reading I keep on adding to my list of recommendations. It is an ever-expanding list not intended to be strictly followed. It is as wide and disjointed as I can make it, since I swear by ...DAWN Group, 2 weeks ago
On the Sinica podcast, Ian Johnson joins Kaiser Kuo,Jeremy Goldkorn, and David Moser to discuss foreignwriters coverage of China , with a specific emphasison the works of Peter Hessler,the author of three acclaimed books on the country. If you ...China Digital Times, 1 month ago
Spanish novelist is being honored for exceptional works that appeal to readers irrespective of their origin and culture Prague, June 2 (ČTK) — Spanish writer Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, 72, will be presented with the 2015 Franz Kafka Prize for his ...Prague Post, 1 month ago
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