Tag Archives: Liao Yiwu

Google Translated: June 4th Thank You Note to the Tiananmen Martial Law Forces

Zhou Enlai memorial website offers resources such as old issues of People’s Daily. I looked up some articles from around June 4th. http://home.zhouenlai.info/ Google Translated — The machine translation is very good. I was surprised. I broke up some of the … Continue reading

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Huang Wenzhi: How the Anhui “Water Spirit Hairy Man” Rumor Become an Ideology and Local Government Response

The February 2016 issue of the Chinese journal Communist Party Historical Research and Education  《党史研究与教学》 tells the story, based on research in local government archives,  of a scary rumor from the early days of the PRC.  Widespread rumors of hairy monsters … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu: A Dirge for Liu Xiaobo

Chinese writer Liao Yiwu, now living in exile in Berlin,  shared on his Twitter feed on August 11 his poem mourning the death of his friend Liu Xiaobo in China and the desperate situation of his wife Liu Xia now apparently … Continue reading

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Li Bifeng 李必丰: In a Country Like This, We Can Only Hibernate

Li Bifeng,  a Chinese poet imprisoned for his article about a 1989 worker protest.  He got another twelve year prison sentence in 2012 apparently for helping another Chinese writer, Liao Yiwu flee into exile.  Li was arrested three months after Liao … Continue reading

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Chinese Writer Liao Yiwu and “The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge”

In an online passage “The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge”  from Liao Yiwu’s book of Tiananmen June 4th interviews Bullets and Opium (in Chinese online and published in German but not yet in English),   Liao Yiwu mentions how in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ian Johnson’s Interview with Chinese Academic Ai Xiaoming

This excellent Ian Johnson interview  with Chinese academic, documentary filmmaker and activist Ai Xiaoming “The People in Retreat: An Interview with Ai Xiaoming”     in the New York Review of Books website NYR Daily gives a good example of how … Continue reading

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英文翻译:呼籲書 ——為地下詩人李必豐而作

An Appeal – for the Underground Poet Li Bifeng  李必豐 For publishing my books “for a song and hundred songs” and “God is Red” [ <我的證詞>和<上帝是紅色的> ] last year, I had to flee my home country. Two months later, police officers (PSB … Continue reading

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