Literature

Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States. (Image:  chinesepen.org)

A Shattered Chinese Dream

Mr. Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States.  He is best known for his Chinese translation of The Great Gatsby,…

How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler.  (Image: TedED YouTube/Screenshot)

How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal Farm, and Brave New World — don’t just come with warnings…

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Ancient Rhymes: The History of Tang Poetry

Between A.D. 618 and A.D. 907, China was ruled by the Tang Dynasty. Considered one of the high points of Chinese civilization, the period is also known as the “Golden Age”…

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A Shattered Chinese Dream

Mr. Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States.  He is…

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China Is Now Censoring Books of Australian Publishers

After gaining complete control over Chinese society and censoring everything they don’t approve of, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is extending its censorship worldwide, with Australia as its number one…

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Book Review: ‘Claws of the Panda’

Rarely does a book release come at such an opportune time as Claws of the Panda. The topic it discusses is currently debated all across the world. In this aspect,…

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Book Review: Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies

Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies is a story based on true historical facts from 1902 to the end of  World War I in 1918. The author, Jackie French, felt inspired to…

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How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal…

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Great Writing Comes From the Heart

Great literary works can evoke a multitude of emotions, yet can also nourish people’s hearts. But how does one create great books or articles? And how does a writer find…

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

During my summer vacation, I once again carefully read Romance of the Three Kingdoms. I was captivated by the vivid characters in the book. I also gained a renewed understanding…

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Book Launch of Wai Chim’s ‘Freedom Swimmer’

American-born Chinese writer Wai Chim recently launched her latest book, Freedom Swimmer, in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 readers and media representatives attended the launch. Freedom Swimmer is based on the true…

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Freedom Swimmer: An Interview With the Author

There are many true stories that make an impact on your life — and this is one that shouldn’t be forgotten. Freedom Swimmer is the true story as told by the daughter…