April 10, 2015 § Leave a comment
My review of Michael Meyer’s great new book on Manchuria (NE China) is in the new Literary Review.
April 7, 2015 § Leave a comment
I’ll be taking part in an event on the Silk Road at Asia House on May 14. More details here.
March 10, 2015 § 4 Comments
March 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on the art of life in chinese central asia:
One of the emerging trends among young Uyghur film directors is a new attention to documentary filmmaking. This approach has long been a part of Uyghur cinema, but previously it was often part of a larger public relations presentation sponsored by the Chinese Culture Ministry. These new documentary short films are independently produced on limited budgets by young filmmakers who have an intimate knowledge of their subjects.
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December 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
My novel isn’t out until August next year, but I thought I’d start the book tour early…. You can hear an excerpt from it on the Culture Laser podcast. It starts at around 10m 11 secs in….
September 30, 2014 § Leave a comment