Wed, 21/03/2012 - 16:01
The British Council has responded to criticism from exiled Chinese poet and essayist Bei Ling over its programming for the London Book Fair's British Council Cultural programme this year, with director literature Susie Nicklin justifying the authors chosen as "the leading voices writing from China today".
Writer Bei Ling...
Mon, 14/09/2009 - 07:34
The Frankfurt Book Fair caused a diplomatic stir on Saturday after going back on its decision to stop two Chinese dissidents, Bei Ling and Dai Qing, appearing at a symposium about China ahead of the book fair. Their appearance at the event caused the official Chinese delegation to walk out, with the delegation only agreeing to return after an...