The Chinese Think Liu Xiaobo Was Asl<ing For It Blaming the victim is the easiest way for people to sleep at night in a country where the government could crush you at any moment. BY JAMES PALMER JULY 11, 2017 @BEIJINGPALMER Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident writer, is dying of… Continue reading a thoughtful piece on Chinese attitude towards Liu Xiaobo
Having conversation with John Lunn who Scored for Downtown Abby, among other things, at bookworm tonight. He is the easiest person to moderate! Happy to see so many Chinese fans.
Each time I visit my family in Nanjing, I take my mother for an outing. This morning we went to Jiuhuashan 九华山 Park, a little hidden gem. The pagoda here houses the skull cap of renowned Tang Dynasty monk Xuanzang whose journey to India for the Buddhist manuscript inspired the novel The Journey to the… Continue reading Jiuhuashan
Pankaj Mishra, a renowned writer, sent me the attached article about poet Bei Dao because the piece starts with me. Flattered. How I shared Bei Dao’s sentiments! Bei Dao (1).pdf