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Chindia Dialogues: Cyberwriter and Cybercoolies

NEW YORK, November 5, 2011 — Author and media critic Zha Jianying, novelist and blogger Yu Hua (China in Ten Words) and cyber-novelist and reporter Murong Xuecun (Leave Me Alone: A Novel of Chengdu), in conversation with Emily Parker, discuss how the Internet is transforming China’s literary landscape and upending conventional notions of who writers are and what they do. (57 min.)

Chindia Dialogues forum overview


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