A Fictional Chinese History by Chan Koonchung, New York Times


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We’re in Beijing — no, Beijing — Dec. 10, 1979. It’s year two of the presidency ofChiang Ching-kuo, son of Chiang Kai-shek. China has been an American ally since Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang, or Nationalist,
forces defeated Mao’s Communists in the civil war that ended in 1949. The Chinese capital is still Nanjing. The Dalai Lama remains in Lhasa. Hong Kong is a British colonial backwater. China is prosperous.

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A Perfect Crime by A Yi, Wall Street Journal

Before turning his hand to writing, A Yi spent five years on a provincial Chinese police force. If Mr. A’s tightly crafted novella “A Perfect Crime” is anything to go by, those years were well spent.
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Peony Literary Agency, Publishers Weekly

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, based on a story by Wang Du Lu, was one of the highest-grossing foreign-language films ever and won four Academy Awards. My literary agency, Peony, recently sold world rights to its sequel, The Green Legend, to Little Brown UK/Weinstein Books, and the English-language publication of the title will coincide with the release of the movie, produced by Weinstein Films.

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A Perfect Crime by A Yi Publishers Weekly

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When I first encountered A Yi at a local literary festival many years ago, he was presented to me as a writer of criminal novels. The polite but shy A Yi looked furtively at the people around him as if they were from another species.

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Duncan Jepson, Trust Reuters Foundation


The Umbrella Revolution showed Asia how small the region has become. Within seconds of the first tear gas canister hitting the road, images circulated the planet, media support flooded in from the four corners of the planet and requests for local supplies were answered as fast as local transport could get people there.

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Leta Hong Fincher, China detains women’s rights’ activists, CNN

CNN’s Kristi Lu Stout talks with “Leftover Women” author Leta Hong Fincher about the arrests of five activists on International Women’s Day in China.

 

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