Quote of the Week: Yan Lianke Nomination for the Newman Prize

Throughout his career, Yan Lianke has held fast to the notion of the writer as a voice of social or moral conscience, a notion that in China under Xi Jinping appears at once quaint and deeply subversive.

(Excerpted from Kirk Denton’s nomination of Chinese author Yan Lianke (阎连科) for the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature)

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