Tag Archives: Tiananmen Square

Te-Ping Chen: Writing China: Madeleine Thien, ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’


Madeleine Thien Photo: Babak Salari

In Ms. Thien’s novel, multiple generations are linked by an at-times taboo love for Western music

Even during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution, China maintained a symphony orchestra at the behest of Mao’s wife. It’s one of the surprising artifacts of history unearthed in Madeleine Thien’s latest novel, “Do Not Say We Have Nothing,” a rich, sprawling tale centered on tragedies that unfold at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music amid the brutal struggles of that era. Continue reading

China executes 13 people for “terrorist” attacks in Xinjiang


BEIJING Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:30am EDT

The trial of three people sentenced to death for their roles in an October attack on the edge of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square is seen in this still image taken from video in Urumqi city, June 16, 2014. Continue reading