The Chinese book, 2000 years old, which should have been read before the elections.

Originally published on Rue89, 23/3/2010. The  recent election debates in France and the results bring us back to a book written more than 2000 years ago, the translation of which has been released by Editions “Les Belles Lettres. “The Dispute over salt and iron” is a Chinese text astonishingly modern on governance that many politicians…

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« I love dollars », short stories on modern China.

Originally published on Rue89, 28/02/2010.  Provocative and talented … a collection of short stories, “I Love Dollars” by Zhu Wen, a Chinese writer rather unknown but who had the honor of being published by Columbia University, has been translated into French. Other translations are planned, although now, the author devotes himself  mainly to directing films.…

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Gao Xiingjian,Nobel Prize, the pen and the brush.

Originally published on Rue89 08/02/2010.   Gao Xingjian, Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000, recently celebrated his 70th birthday. On this occasion, the University of London (SOAS) organised last January lectures and presentations of his books, films and theater. The author of “Soul Mountain” (Ed. de l’Aube, 1995) and “One’s man Bible” (Ed de l’Aube,…

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