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bob-levin's picture
Oct.16.2012
My latest piece is up at THE BROAD STREET REVIEW.  You can read it at: http://www.broadstreetreview.com/index.php/main/article/my_life_as_a_pornographer_a_memoir1 It begins:  An investigative journalist at gawker.com has revealed that the film that recently set Islamist critiques de...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Mar.11.2012
Mao Tse-tung (later some changed it to Zedong) began the Cultural Revolution in 1966. In 1968 he realized it had gone too far, but it had unleashed radically Leftist forces that persisted beyond his influence. The Cultural Revolution did not end until Mao's death and the fall of the Gang of Four in...
shouhua-qi's picture
Aug.23.2011
Like everyone else in the US and in the world, for that matter, I was gripped by the story of Abu Ghraib in 2004 and 2005, the shocking photos of torture and abuse that were being released…. which “inspired” the Chinese media to publish many stories of the much more “humane” treatment of American...
susan-hurrell's picture
Nov.13.2009
The words of the Upanishad tell us that the presence of the Sacred within and without can `lead us from death to life, from falsehood to truth, from despair to hope, and from fear to trust, from hate to love and from war to peace.`` This week was punctuated at its midpoint by Remembrance Day...
ying-c-compestine's picture
Oct.30.2009
While I was writing A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts, I frequently wondered if at some time every child has fantasized about having a powerful ghost come to their aid. The brightest light in my childhood was torn from me when, at the height of the Cultural Revolution, my father was imprisoned for the...
evelyn-sharenov's picture
Feb.05.2009
I turned in my book review of 'The Vagrants' to the Oregonian newspaper this week.  Yiyun Li will be reading at Powell's Books at the end of the month, so the review will run in the Sunday edition prior to her event here in Portland.  This is her first novel and follows her award winning short...
susan-henderson's picture
Jun.04.2008
Today on LitPark.com,meet Xujun Eberlein, a tremendous writer and social commentator, who has just published her first book, Apologies Forthcoming. This collection of short stories features relationships that are complicated by China's Cultural Revolution: lovers who can't be together, a family...