New Emperor's Political Correctness Campaign Snares Beijing Bookworm

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After almost two decades in the business of providing the city's book enthusiasts with food for thought, beloved Sanlitun institution The Bookworm will close its doors on Monday, Nov 11.


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Book Burning Bonfire venue/date coming soon . . .

 Bruce Humes, November 5, 2019, 3:56a.m.

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Note to Zhongnanhai: demolishing institutions trying to share Chinese culture with the world doesn't seem like the best way to boost soft power.

Michael Day, November 5, 2019, 3:49p.m.

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Well, this is sad news. If it were just gentrification, it would be easier to swallow, but I highly doubt that.

It is becoming harder and harder to justify some of my assumptions about what is happening in China and my (our) participation in that. The changes we are witnessing are not what I envisioned back in 1982 when I started studying Mandarin and imagined great things for the "people".

I do hope you can secure a new spot and continue to provide a quiet spot in the chaos that is Beijing for true literary introspection.


Kelly Wallace

Kelly Wallace, November 6, 2019, 8:04a.m.


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