Yang Tongyan | Status: Deceased | China

A writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, Yang Tongyan was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for “subversion of state power,” and died in November 2017 while… More

Chinese Dissident Honored for Writings

Yang Tongyan is serving a 12-year sentence in a Chinese prison for publishing anti-government articles on the Internet. Larry Siems, director of the PEN American Center, explains why Yang… More

Jailed Epoch Times Contributor to Receive Award

A Chinese dissident writer and Epoch Times contributor has been awarded the prestigious 2008 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. However Yang Tongyan will not be able to attend… More

Writer Jailed in China Wins a PEN Award

Yang Tongyan, right, a Chinese writer serving a 12-year prison term for posting antigovernment articles on the Internet, will receive the 22nd annual PEN Freedom to Write Award, Bloomberg… More

Jailed Chinese Writer To Receive PEN Award

Yang Tongyan, a Chinese writer serving a 12-year prison term for posting anti-government articles on the Internet, will receive this year's PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. More