“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Somewhere in China: Reading Between the Lines and the ‘Fiction of Compromise’


“Somewhere in…” is a monthly column from the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative that addresses international censorship issues.


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“to call Eileen Chang a non-political writer would be markedly inaccurate.”

I believe Eileen Chang is like Emily Dickinson. They had more 'political' sense of where to put out their own resistance to the unavoidable power of politics of the day ahead of even political writer or any politicians of their time... Emily published all together 7 poems when she was alive but wrote thousands of them and corresponded in private many leading influential poets. One would only wish that Eileen Chang could have more support in her own imposed exile...

susan, February 8, 2018, 7:28p.m.


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