Translation Queue and Forthcoming Blog Features

What’s coming up this month on Sinologistical Violoncellist, among other things: Translations: 1) Arnaud Vaulerin, “Japan. Disparu de la Guerre Froide [Japan: Disappeared in the Cold War],” Liberation, 11 March 2009. –An interview with the parents of Megumi Yokota and a look at Japan’s culture of commemoration. 2)Philippe Pons, “Enquête: Deux héroïnes très contestées [Investigation: two very controversial heroines], Le Monde, 9 September 2009. — … Continue reading Translation Queue and Forthcoming Blog Features

Endorsement

It’s been a few weeks, but I returned to JustRecently’s Beautiful Blog this evening and can confirm that he is completely on fire / en fuego. For God’s sake, the man illustrates his blog with his own drawings: His takedown of China’s “NetNanny” is a short, punchy, and unparalleled satire on the mindset of Chinese government censors.  Writing as the “Net Nanny,” a running character … Continue reading Endorsement

Cultural Demolition in Kashgar: A Liberation Special Report

From the standpoint of the newspaper addict, Paris is a glorious city.  Although it leans further toward the (French) center of the political spectrum than Jean-Paul Sartre’s leftist daily of choice L’Humanite, the journal quotidienne of choice for this reader is Liberation. The paper covers Asia sporadically but with great insight, including provocative articles about Beijing artist/architect Ai Weiwei (see “Fuck Pekin,” 17 June 2009), … Continue reading Cultural Demolition in Kashgar: A Liberation Special Report