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Chinese Literature

Chinese literature in Africa: meaningful or simply ceremonial?

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.21.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Catherine Gilbert, King's College London Sino-African relations have garnered a great deal of public interest in recent decades. Commentary tends to ...

Yan Lianke: Understand the Enemy

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.29.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Feeding myself through writing made me fall in love with literature."

Stranger Than Fiction

ChinaFile | Zhang Xiaoran | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

A Q&A with Yu Hua ZHANG XIAORAN 02.21.14 In the short 20 years since Yu Hua, a 53-year-old former dentist, has been writing, China has undergone ...

Shanghai Girls Gone Copy-Catty

Tom_Carter | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

What does it say about the state of literature in China when writers are so desperate for readers that they resort to copycatting even the most superficial aspects of another author's book: the title and cover art?

The Sadness Of Books We Can't Sell | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

There's a depressing side to returns season. It comes near the tail-end of the fiscal year, when we can delay the inevitable no longer and have to sen...