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PEN International: Resolution on the People’s Republic of China (2018)

 (Approved by the Assembly of Delegates of PEN International, meeting at its 84th World Congress, in Pune, India from 25-29 September 2018)

PEN International has for many years expressed concern about serious and sweeping restrictions on freedom of expression in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including through resolutions adopted at its annual Congresses, most recently at its 83rd World Congress in September 2017. Continue reading

China Hits Out at Hong Kong Stars Over Buddhist Event in India

Hong Kong actor Tony Leung

Hong Kong actor Tony Leung receives the distinction of officer of the Order of Arts and Letters at the French Residence in Hong Kong, June 8, 2015.

State media controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party has warned two Hong Kong superstars that they could be at the receiving end of a boycott in mainland China after they sat close to two key figures in the entourage of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at a recent religious event. Continue reading

China Publisher Withdraws Vulgar Translation Of Rabindranath Tagore’s Poetry


Zhejiang Wenyi Publishing House, the publisher of the translation, announced that it would pull the books off bookshelves and websites, and recall the sold ones. (Photo: Rabindranath Tagore)

Beijing:  A publisher in China hurriedly withdrew a Chinese translation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s “Stray Birds,” after facing flak from literary critics who termed the racy translation of the classic as “blasphemy” and “cultural terrorism”. Continue reading

With Memories And Online Maps, A Man Finds His ‘Way Home’

by NPR STAFF June 22, 2014 4:33 PM ET

A Long Way Home
by Saroo Brierley

Hardcover, 255 pages
More than 25 years ago, Saroo Brierley was one of many poor children in rural India. At 4 years old, Continue reading

Tienchi Martin-Liao:Servitude-A common mentality in China and India.

by Tienchi Martin-Liao / April 1, 2014 /

Lu Xun
Portrait of Chinese author Lu Xun, by Situ Qiao (1928). Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The great writer Lu Xun (1881-1936) has written many essays about the Chinese national character of nuxing (servitude). In particular, his essays “The True Story of Ah Q,” “Kongyiji,” Continue reading