Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-li Jiang, is the next book we’re going to review. Please take time to read this non-fiction personal memoir of a teenage girl’s life during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. 83 more words
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Artists unite with sugar workers in the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the Escalante Massacre. Photos by Efren Ricalde.
National agriworkers center Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) salutes the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW), Northern Negros Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (NNAHRA) and Teatro Obrero in its efforts to highlight the historical impact of the Escalante Massacre with a National Cultural Conference and Community Theatre Festival held in Escalante City, Negros Occidental from September 15-20. 575 more words
Let me begin this review by stating that I am so pleased that this book has made the Man Booker shortlist. There have been a few comments bandied around on certain social media sites (Twitter) that the books that are shortlisted for accolades such as the Man Booker are ‘worthy’ and ‘challenging’ rather than ‘fun’ and ‘entertaining’, that these books may celebrate the written word but are the wholegrain bread of literature, books that nobody could possibly enjoy reading. 535 more words
Red-Colour News Soldier – so read the Chinese characters written on the armband that Li Zhensheng wore during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. This armband gave Li unprecedented access to witness, and photograph, the horrific and brutal events that took place in China in the decade from 1966 to 1976, one of the bloodiest eras in Chinese history. 922 more words
“Shadow and light are inseparable. We can’t just focus on the bright side (光明面),” said Mr Li Zhensheng, the artist behind the photography exhibition the Archive of Cultural Revolution… 1,072 more words
Chinese state media on Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the death of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, with articles praising him, but President Xi Jinping visited a school and did not mention the day. 455 more words