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literary festival writers on writing

One of the highlights of the past few weeks has been listening to voices from all over the world describe the act of writing. It’s almost as though each of them had their own unique job description. With the festival wrapping up tonight, I thought I’d share some of what I was able to scribble […]

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My Experience at the Festival and a Chance Encounter

‘s fair enough to argue the point that China, and Beijing in particular, is a land of contradictions. We hear about the country’s politics, it’s focus on a political system that is not quite true to its Maoist origins, we hear and read about the pollution that can often result in illness and a general […]

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Ling Chen at the Bookworm Literary Festival

At last Tuesday night’s Global Science Fiction discussion, the highlight—from my particular and subjective perspective, at least—was Chinese SF writer Ling Chen. She spoke through a translator, which was itself an event within the event. Her lengthy, animated responses to the questions were rather baffling at first—after a few minutes one could scan the room […]

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Two days with a popular historian

The assassination of a relatively minor figure, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, triggered an escalation of events that nobody really wanted or anticipated, causing World War I. Or so high school history led me to believe. I’ve been carrying this around as a “fact” for many years, and I’m sure many others who were semi-awake […]

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Anne Spudvilas Workshop

Thanks Chelin!

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EWWC – Sophie Cooke on Style vs Content

Style vs Content Keynote address given by Sophie Cooke First presented at The Bookworm International Literary Festival, Beijing Sophie Cooke Keynote text: “Style versus Content, or: The Tao of Writing” Ali Smith, in her wonderful speech on this topic of style versus content, proposed that we shouldn’t try to separate style from content. That the […]

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Cat by Anne Spudvilas

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Cancellations

Unfortunately, due to illness, Mr. Haghenbeck is unable to make his event, The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo – F.G. Haghenbeck. Refunds can be claimed at the bookshop. Also, Wang Xiaofang’s second Civil Servant’s Notebook event with the FCCC this evening has unfortunately been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies to all who registered.  

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Who’s using Weibo anyways?

Future Perfect: Social Media with Duncan Hewitt and Hu Yong Thursday, March 13, 1pm One in every two Chinese “netizens” used Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging platform. That’s means over 200 million Chinese citizens are doing everything from posting food pictures to sharing news and debating issues on Weibo. Weibo has broken scandals, including numerous […]

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Hu Yong, Chinese Internet Pioneer, Joins Social Media Panel

Hu Yong, the MediaFile Editor at the newly launched ChinaFile and Professor of Media Studies at Peking University is a true pioneer in the study of the Internet in China. He will be joining journalist and author Duncan Hewitt to discus the state and future of social media in China on Thursday, March 14 at […]

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