Posts Tagged: Ai Wei Wei

The Rumpus Interview with Christopher Bollen

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Author Christopher Bollen talks about his sophomore novel, Orient, secrets and privacy, sexual orientation in fiction, and the lost art of the whodunit mystery.

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Chinese Political Prisoners and “Confessing”

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“Chinese confessions are as much a ritual as the kowtow, the ‘three kneelings and the nine prostrations,’ of dynastic times. Foreign journalists are occasionally compelled to make such confessions, although they are in far less danger than Chinese dissidents. At worst, they can be expelled from China.” Jonathan Mirsky writes on confessing in the context […]

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An Artist’s Release

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Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese artist openly critical of the Chinese Communist Party, has been released from prison after a three-month detention. To add to his international  acclaim and recognition, the blog he started in 2006 (which was shut down in 2009 by the Chinese authorities) is now being published by MIT Press. Ai Weiwei’s […]

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