How Big a Character is Xin

Between heaven and earth, the flakes of snow are fluttering and dancing, as if writing a letter . . . Oh! How big a letter! How big a book! When I was teaching… More

The Public-Toilet Manager

Yes. I used to drive a human-waste truck. Nobody looked down on me because I was handling shit. My clients called me Master Zhou. More

China Permeated with Fear

According to a recent report by The Epoch Times, a tragic incident occurred on Tuesday, October 25 at a primary school in Guangna Town, Tongjiang County, Sichuan Province. The… More

PEN Appeal: Du Daobin

July 24, 2008 His Excellency Hu Jintao President of the People’s Republic of China State Council Beijing 100032 P.R. China Mr. Meng Jianzhu Minister of the Public Security East Chang'an Avenue 14 100741 Beijing P.R. China Your Excellencies, On behalf of… More

PEN Appeal: Thich Huyen Quang

July 24, 2008 His Excellency Nguyên Minh Triêt President, Socialist Republic of Vietnam c/o Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hanoi Socialist Republic of Vietnam Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,300 members of PEN American… More

Celestial Harmonies

1. It is deucedly difficult to tell a lie when you don't know the truth.2. To kick off a text with a ferocious-looking baroque grand seigneur is gratifying; a… More