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Requiem for the ‘Living Dead’: Ten years after 7-5

July 5, 2009, is a date that forever changed the course of Xinjiang history. The lives of Uyghurs in China…

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Guo Lusheng and underground poetry during the Cultural Revolution

Today is the final day of Poetry Month, celebrated every April. We commemorated it with a series of articles about…

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An introduction to Chinese poetry in translation: Five anthologies

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and…

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Graveside poetry: Xiao Hong, Dai Wangshu, and the dead among us

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present.…

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Zheng Xiaoqiong, the migrant poet

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present.…

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Du Fu’s ‘Ballad of an Old Cypress’

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present.…

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The life and death of Chinese poetry’s mystical martyr

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past…

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Li Bai’s ‘Gazing at a Waterfall on Mount Lu’

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past…

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Kuora: Stereotypes of China’s provinces: A poem

April is National Poetry Month, which makes this week’s column — from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on…

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Uyghurs don’t need to be saved. Their stories need to be mainstreamed

Poets — and the musicians who perform their lyrics — are at the forefront of Uyghur culture. If they were…

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‘The night is thick’: Uyghur poets respond to the disappearance of their relatives

The painting “Second Nature” by the contemporary Uyghur artist Nijat Hushur, above, reflects the feelings of loneliness and separation he…

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Hanshan: Investigating the life of Chinese literature’s most mysterious poet

The poet Hanshan 寒山, a name meaning “Cold Mountain,” ranks as one of the most eccentric and mysterious figures of…

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Mingbai: Chinese poetry of the cup

Mingbai (明白, meaning “understand”), written by Christian Føhrby and Deng Jie, is a daily newsletter that drops knowledge on things “everyone in…

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The Legacy of the Black Panther Party in China: Q&A with Tyson Amir

“China is trying to figure out who China is…I think they’ll have their own ideas about superiority and inferiority, but…

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Beijing event promotes black visibility, community building in China

Video by Cassidy McDonald (also available on Youku) Poets, activists, authors, and observers packed the Beijing venue The Bookworm on Friday…

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