Red Guards and students stage a rally on a Beijing street in September 1966 to spread Mao Zedong thought. Picture: AFP

China Dream by Ma Jian is a scathing satire of the absurd reality facing a silenced nation

  • Untethered from the restrictions of his homeland, the Britain-based author, whose talks at Hong Kong literary festival were cancelled without explanation, draws a dystopic vision of China’s dark realities
Topic |   Chinese authors

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Red Guards and students stage a rally on a Beijing street in September 1966 to spread Mao Zedong thought. Picture: AFP
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