Back from vacation…

By Eric Abrahamsen, published

The Beijing Foreign Languages Printing House, once the country's sole purveyor of Communist propaganda, is struggling for solvency.

Upcoming: the shortlist of the Man Asian Literary Prize (aka the 'Asian Booker') will be announced on the 25th of October.

Rejoice, for Jonathan Spence hath published another book. This one is on the 17th-century historian and essayist Zhang Dai, and sounds excellent.

More soon…


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erm... shurely sole purveyor of English-language communist propaganda?

William, October 17, 2007, 9:46p.m.

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But of course! I'd hate to deny the People's Publishing House their due... Thanks for the correction.

Eric Abrahamsen, October 23, 2007, 6:26a.m.


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