Category Archives: Chinese Culture & Language

Changing China through Mandarin, by Teng Biao


Teng Biao (滕彪) is a well-known legal scholar and rights lawyer in China. Read the original here. Translated from Chinese by Rogier Creemers.  Even in Robinson’s world of one man, his life required information, reflection and memory. Human society not having information … Continue reading

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Mo Yan, According to You — Part Two


In the first part of this long post, I took a closer look at Mo Ya’s political choices and explained why many Chinese find him objectionable as a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. At the end, I asked … Continue reading

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Mo Yan, According to You — Part One


The disparaging of Mo Yan began before the Nobel Prize for Literature was announced on October 11 when rumor had it that Mo Yan was this year’s favorite. With the exception of the literarily versed, the criticism wasn’t based on … Continue reading

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