Monthly Archives: 七月 2014

China charges Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti with separatism

Tohti’s lawyer accuses prosecutors of ‘shocking’ handling of case and ignoring his rights to a defence

Ilham Tohti
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Book Excerpt: ‘I Am China’ by Xiaolu Guo

July 30th, 2014 by Asia Society


Xiaolu Guo (R), author of “I Am China” (Doubleday, 2014). (Author photo:

A love story for our time, Xiaolu Guo’s new novel Continue reading

Writing, New and Old

Posted on July 31, 2014 by mauracunningham

No blogging here recently because I am in full-on DISSERTATION MODE as I careen down the home stretch. Ten days to go before I have to deliver the finished product to my committee—I’ll make it
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English PEN supports new Book Rooms at HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Posted July 29th, 2014 by Cat Lucas & filed under Campaigns.

English PEN is delighted to be supporting fellow charity Give A Book with the establishment of dedicated Book Rooms at HMP Wormwood Scrubs

For more than a decade, English PEN has been sending writers Continue reading

Back to the Basement-Ping-Pong: It’s a whole new ball game.

The Sporting Scene FEBRUARY 17, 2003 ISSUE



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Fall of Zhou Yongkang Lights Up China’s Internet

8:23 pm HKT Jul 29, 2014


Zhou Yongkang, pictured in 2007. Reuters

China’s social media microblogs, the country’s de facto town square, Continue reading

Tienchi Martin-Liao: Ai Weiwei’s Art and the Chinese Tragi-Comedy

July 23, 2014

Thoughts on the artist’s one-man exhibition in Berlin.


Ai Weiwei He Xie
Ai Weiwei’s piece ‘He Xie’ at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Photo provided by Tienchi Martin-Liao.

The largest one-man exhibition of Ai Weiwei’s artwork ended this week in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau. Continue reading

Tienchi Martin-Liao: Yan Lianke: A Master of Sarcasm

September 3, 2013
An award-winning Chinese writer provokes and exposes the CCP, despite official bans and censorship.


Yan Lianke

Chinese author Yan Lianke. Photo: friends.sfpl via Flickr.

This year the Chinese writer Yan Lianke has been longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. Continue reading