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Ink & Quill

On every Saturday and Sunday, Ink&Quill, a 25-minute program, connects you with literature, culture and writers in China and around the globe. Celebrating established works and introducing new ones, Ink&Quill blends news, book reviews, Q&As, panel discussions and feature stories, giving the listeners insight into writers' visions. Ink&Quill takes you on a fun ride into the literary world. 

Producer: Li Shiyu
Contact: lishiyu2013@cri.com.cn / inkndquill@qq.com

Come to Term with Depression
This week, we look at Chinese journalist Zhang Jin's book, Weather Through: Notes on Depression Recovery, which may bring some inspiration for everyone fighting with their own black dog.
Comic Book Movies: Pros and Cons
This weekend, the superhero movie Logan is going to hit the big screen worldwide. As fans bemoan the swan song of their favourite mutant, more comic book movies are ready to fill the void. However, are there too many of them?
Is Our City Healthy for its Dwellers?
For the first time in history, more than half of the world's population lives in cities. By 2050, three-quarters will do. However, are cities, the habitats many of us call home, as healthy as we expect them to be?
Retell Romance of the Three Kingdoms through Podcast
Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. Since 2014, John Zhu has produced over 100 podcasts to retell its story.
A Swede's Love Letter to Chinese Culture
In this week's program, we learn how a Swedish scholar tears down the formidable Great Wall of the Chinese language and bridges us with a three-thousand-year-old Chinese musical instrument.
The Spring Festival and Arrival
The Spring Festival, China's most important holiday, has come. In today's program, we uncover some myths of this thosuands-years-old festival as well as discuss the American sci-fi movie Arrival.
The Texture of Shadows: Re-examine the Anti-apartheid Movement
South African literature has found a small foothold in China. Yet few books from the Rainbow Nation lay out the conflict between the apartheid state and the armed wing of African National Congress. In his latest novel, The Texture of Shadows, multi-award winning writer Mandla Langa has decided to set this right.
Masters in the Forbidden City
In this week's Ink&Quill, we explore the meaning of craftsmanship spirit by discovering the stories of a bunch of relic restorers at the Palace Museum. Plus, we will look at how Chinese fantasy novels gain foothold in foreign countries.
Dragon Springs Road Grapples with Racism and Identity Struggle
Many have penned tales about China in the first half of the 20th century, but few of them could fill a particular void like Janie Chang did, who examines racism and identity struggle in her latest book.
Book Picks of 2016
By the end of this year, our book editors have picked out their most and least favorite books of 2016.
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