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Reality Far More Absurd: A Conversation with Zhou Qing

PEN American

Zhou Qing is a writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center who has written several groundbreaking books of investigative nonfiction. Among them are The Underground Culture: Handwritten Manuscripts During the Cultural Revolution, Internal Exile, and his most acclaimed and internationally recognized work, What Kind of God: A Survey of the Current Safety of China’s Food, an exposé of Chinese food production in China published in 2004 that won the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reporting. Continue reading