Issue 124: China

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124 China

Diverse cameos of Chinese life and culture include literary discussions of the career of the first Chinese Nobel Laureate and of the writing of Chiang Yee, a new translation of the ‘Song of Yuyang’, overviews of film and documentary photography from China, war memories, Internet censorship, the plight of migrant workers, fiction and poetry; with photographs from the exhibition: China: A Photographic Portrait.

Read China and the Centrality of Ecology by Iain Orr


Sugar Street, Ice House Street – Dung Kai-Cheung, translated by Bonnie McDougall, Old Country Folk
Zhong Lihe – translated and introduced by T.M. Maclellan, Buddha in the Sand – Keith Aitchison, City of One Person – Yang Lian


Wen Yiduo, Sam Meekings, Erinn Batykefer


Documentary Photography in China – Natascha Gentz, Memories of G Block – Fraser Newham, The City at the Empire’s Edge – Nick Holdstock, From ‘Big Character Posters’ to Blogs
Martin Hala, Migrant Workers – Will Brady, The First Chinese Nobel Laureate – Natascha Gentz, Yan Fu, Pioneer Translator – John Chinnery, China and the Centrality of Ecology – Iain Orr, Making Friends with the Mist – Jennie Renton


From the exhibition: China, A Photographic Portrait


Hannah Adcock, Ross Alloway, Jenni Calder, Aileen Christianson, Bernard Crick, Natascha Gentz, Alasdair Gillon, Andy Gloege, Stephen Lackaye, Michael Lister, Matthew McGuire, Ian Stephen, Roland Stiven, Julian Ward


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