Karen Ma is author of the new non-fiction
book, "China's Millennial Digital

This book focuses on the impact new technology
has had on China’s post-1980s indie film directors from mostly grassroots backgrounds.

Armed with video cameras, cellphones and the
internet, these young artists are able to find their
voice and tell us what's really happening in
rural China through their auteur creations.

  • Xue Mo

    He employs a variety of literary forms including novels, poems, and philosophical essays, and his work has investigated the themes of love, freedom, life and death, and humans’ relationship with nature. He has been nominated three times for the Mao Dun Literature Prize, and won other prizes, including the Dunhuang Literature and Art Award six times in succession.

  • Chen Yixin

    Chen Yixin's experience has given him a unique perspective on contemporary life in impoverished parts of China that seldom emerge from the shadows. With plain language and compassion, Chen has created a truly memorable character – an undersized child who defies all odds to survive – in his book, 'Yuwa'.

  • Sidney Shapiro

    Sidney Shapiro, a famous U.S.-born Chinese translator and author (whose translations includes the landmark "The Outlaws of the Marsh") and one of the very few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a high-ranking member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, passed away on Oct. 18 at the age of 98.

  • Feng Xuesong

    In 1999, author and editor for CCTV, Feng Xuesong, began work on a comprehensive series of documentaries on Fang Dazeng. His discoveries led to meetings with Fang's surviving family members and a cache of Fang's personal belongings including numerous rolls of undeveloped film taken before his disappearance. Check out his book, "Finding Fang Dazeng: A War Correspondent's Stories"...

  • Luc Kwanten

    "China: A Home Away" is the final work of Luc Kwanten, a Belgian scholar, Tangutologist, and literary agent. Born during Nazi rule, Kwanten's memoir reflects a lifetime of cross-cultural exploration across Europe, the United States, and Asia, providing candid insights into bridging Eastern and Western ideologies through education, travel, and literary promotion.

  • Nona Mock Wyman

    Abandoned at Ming Quong orphanage at two years old, Nona Mock transformed grief into strength, sharing the stories of her "sisters" in "Bamboo Women." The book illuminates the lives of these orphaned Chinese girls, their enduring bonds, and the resilience that carried them through life's challenges.

  • Patti Gully

    Patti Gully is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg. She holds a BA in arts with an emphasis on English, religious studies, and classics. She also holds an MLIS from the University of British Columbia. She is an amateur pilot and aviation history scholar and lives in Vancouver.

  • Huang Yazhou

  • Shuping Wu

    Shuping Wu: Shuping Wu is a well-known writer and media personality in China. Born in Fujian and living in Shenzhen, Wu is a member of the China Writers Association and is Chief Editor of Phoenix Life, a popular television news magazine on Phoenix TV. Check out her book, "Single in the City: A Survey of China's Single Women"...