Liu Xiaobo | Status: Deceased | China

Liu Xiaobo, a renowned literary critic, writer, political activist, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was charged with "inciting subversion of state power," and sentenced to 11-years in prison… More

Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel: One Year Later

[caption id="attachment_6814" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Liu Xiaobo’s empty chair. Photo by Sarah Hoffman."][/caption] Today marks three years since Liu Xiaobo was detained and began an odyssey into China’s legal system, which… More

PEN Honors Chinese Writer, Dissident…

With the recent English-language publication of books like Yu Hua’s Brothers and Wang Gang’s English, Western readers might perceive a thaw ongoing in China. After all, these books and… More