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Dire Literary Series


Open mic at 8:00pm
Features at 9:00pm - Xujun Eberlein, William Walsh and Gloria Mindock will read

Xujun's Latest Blogs

Jun.22.2012 - 9:02 am
(Published in Foreign Policy) "If Second in Command illustrates the explosive success of the officialdom novel, it also exemplifies the genre's precarious status in China. Truth,...
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May.13.2012 - 11:32 am
-- A Dual Review of Tombstone and Mao's Great Famine In July 2011, Frank Dikötter’s Mao’s Great Famine won the BBC’s Samuel Johnson Prize, one of Europe’s best known and most...
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May.18.2011 - 3:58 pm
On April 2nd, entering China at Chengdu’s airport, I was held for a few extra moments and ordered to wait to the side. I watched as my passport was handed to a different desk,...
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Aug.06.2010 - 7:28 pm
My essay about social sci-fi in China and Chen Guanzhong's recent novel, China 2013, is now up on the website of Foreign Policy magazine. It seems to be getting quite a few reads...
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Comments from Xujun

Oct.31.2008 - 4:40 pm
In response to: Americans don't like to read translation?
It does help a bit. Thanks, David. Do you think though, in general, that Americans are less interested in reading about...
Jul.02.2008 - 11:42 am
In response to: My best news of the year
Thank you, Cheyl!
Jun.30.2008 - 7:34 pm
In response to: My best news of the year
Thank you, Belle! How are you doing?
May.18.2008 - 5:05 am
In response to: "Apologies Forthcoming" is published!
Thank you, Belle!
May.05.2008 - 10:31 am
In response to: What? Five Chinese Novels in NYT Sunday Book Review
Belle, you don't have to skip "Wolf Totem." It's not a great literary work, however it is still qute...

Published Reviews

Published by http://www.atimes.com
Laudable in its own right, Eberlein's collection is also a reminder of all the great stories that could and should be written in China today. Unfortunately, exile continues to be...