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Articles tagged "Duanlie"


Ma Jian, the dissident Chinese author living in London, recently attended a talk by another Chinese author who raised his ire. Writing in the Times on the nineteenth anniversary of Tiananmen, Ma Jian described this author's recollections of 1989: "He said with a self-satisfied smirk that he was asleep in bed when it took place, and that he never joined the marches because he found them exhausting." To Ma Jian, the author's "carefree denial of the meaningful role of an artist in...

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