An interview on the occasion of Beijing International Book Fair 20111

An interview on the occasion of Beijing International Book Fair 20111

Beijing International Book Fair starts on 31 August featuring The Netherlands as the Guest of Honour. Eric Abrahamsen, manager of paper-republic.org interviewed me about the status quo of Chinese literature on the international market. >>>>>                                             Beijing Book Fair 2010   Photo: Reuters >>>>>>> EA Can you first briefly describe your background, and what you do now? How …

History wore a human face in City of Life and Death

History wore a human face in City of Life and Death

Directed/screenplay by Lu Chuan | Drama 132 min © Julie O’Yang Nanking! Nanking!, or City of Life and Death, is the 3rd feature by Lu Chuan, my absolute No. 1 favourite director of the New Chinese Cinema. Why? Because he is an independent and courageous mind. You never catch Lu flirt with the comfortable Orientalism made famous …

The Art of Noises

The Art of Noises

A guide to taste the sun in you bowl of fish soup or my curious abc for a colour theory. Read in the Global Artist Circle. ARTIST PROFILE: http://myartandprofile.blogspot.com/2011/08/julie-oyang_39.html?spref=fb ART OF NOISES: http://myartandprofile.blogspot.com/2011/08/art-of-noises-or-my-curious-alphabet.html?spref=fb INTERVIEW with the artist: http://myartandprofile.blogspot.com/2011/08/julie-oyang_05.html

Guardian news: Exiled author banned from visiting China

Guardian news: Exiled author banned from visiting China

Just received the url from my friend and author Ma Jian, whom I interviewed on the 4th of June this year in memory of the military crash on Tiananmen Square in 1989: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/29/author-ma-jian-banned-from-china Coincidentally, I was talking about a related subject with a Facebook friend yesterday. The reason Ma Jian is banned from visiting China is that he …