Articles Tagged “China ”

Twenty Years after Tiananmen, Part II

by Wang Dan, June 16, 2009

In his second post for Words without Borders, former dissident leader Wang Dan continues his discussion about the significance of the events of June 4 in today's world and to the politics and policies of today's China. You can read his first post over here. —Editors One question that people have…...read more »

Today in International Lit

by David Varno, October 13, 2009

The Nobel Prize With the announcement of Herta Müller as Nobel Prize winner for literature comes the continued sense that the Nobel committee is challenging the English-speaking world to be more aware of what is happening in Europe. Friday's Guardian piece responded positively, while Lev Grossman,…...read more »

From the Archives: Chinese Writing, Banned and Otherwise

by Susan Harris, November 29, 2012

Mo Yan's Nobel turned a spotlight on Chinese writers and literature, and the continuing controversy over his selection has prolonged, and intensified, that focus. Our timely current issue of banned writing represents only a fraction of the Chinese work on the site; so if you’ve worked your…...read more »

The City and the Writer: In Beijing with Jen Lin-Liu

by Nathalie Handal, August 1, 2013

Image of The City and the Writer: In Beijing with Jen Lin-Liu
If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                     —Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities Can you describe…...read more »