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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

A Human History, Told by 100 Objects
Since the earliest chapter of human story could be dated back to several millions years ago, the idea of capturing all the poignant moments through the march of human civilization sounds absurdly audacious and ambitious. But, is it really impossible to embrace the entire history of the world?
How Good are You at Reading Faces?
From birth onwards, we ecnounter thousands, even tens of thousands of faces. By looking at someone's face, we identify them and make our own judgement. To a great extent, facial features make us decide whether someone is attractive, trustworthy or intelligent. But what exactly could a face tell us?
American Rail, Chinese Grit
Chinese railroad workers played a crucial part in establishing a modern USA. Yet their endeavour and contribution have long been buried and hidden throughout the history. In today's episode, we tap into some of those long-forgotten memories and push aside a cobweb of history to find out the truth.
Three-body Cosmos: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Ever Gone Before
A company called "The Three-body Cosmos" was recently founded in Beijing. Is it going to be China's "Marvel" or the Chinese equivalent of the Star Wars Expanded Universe?
South African Cookbook and David Walliams' Short Story Collection
In this episode of Ink&Quill, our reporter talks to South African celebrity chef Zola Nene while introduces to you British bestselling author David Walliams' latest book, The World's Worst Children 2.
Australian Writers Week in China
During the 2017 Australian Writers Week in China, we talk with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks and "Schindler's List" author Thomas Keneally.
How to Get People to Read?
The average Chinese read less than eight books in 2016. Does it mean that China is behind the curve in terms of its reading culture?
Embrace Your Individuality
"Be yourself and not follow the crowd" is a phrase we frequently hear from our parents and peers.But in reality, this inspirational note is just words. In this edition, we talk to two authors, both of whom touch on matters of personal growth and celebrating difference.
China and America: Stories Told by Expatriates
In 1979, China and America established a formal diplomatic relation. Since then, an increasingly number of people from both sides have regarded each other's countries as lands of opportunity, or even another home. But what does it feel like to be a US citizen in the Middle Kingdom? And how does a Chinese get accultruated to Amerca's melting pot of culture?
Q&A with Kevin Kelly: The Future of Technology
What will the future look like in the thirty year horizon? How is technology going to change our lives? Will robots steal all of the human jobs? In this episode, we talk with digital visionary Kevin Kelly to find out his answers to all these questions.
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