Tag Archives: China

The Frightening Translatability of Censorship

I’ve just published a brief essay on censorship inside and outside China on the Critical Inquiry blog, “In the Moment.” Poetry and Translation in Times of Censorship; or, What Cambridge University Press and the Chinese Government Have in Common reflects on … Continue reading

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Haun Saussy on History-Writing and Moral Community in China

The third in Haun Saussy’s series of De Carle Lectures, delivered in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday, 2 October 2014, is now available for download as an MP3 or MP4. In “History-Writing and Moral Community in China,” Saussy argues that, “the … Continue reading

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Sinophone or Chinese?

I’ve been thinking about the term “Sinophone” lately for a couple of reasons. For one, over on Printculture Haun Saussy has recently posted on the dangers of assuming analogous relations among the various “-phones.” His target is the difference between … Continue reading

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