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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

Is Science Ficiton Apt for the Silver Screen?
Blade Runner 2049 has stormed theatres worldwide. However, does it live up to the lofty status of its predecessor? Will the reboot of Blade Runner signify the begining of a golden era for studio science fiction?
Online Fiction: Future of Literature or Another Leisure-time Pursuit?
The total number of online fiction readers in China has reached a staggering 352 million, exceeding the entire population of the United States. But how and why does online fiction, a genre that rarely catches any fancy literary attention in western countries, flourish at such an astonishing scale in China?
A Briton's Lifelong Obsession with the Great Wall
The first westerner who trekkend the whole length of the Great Wall in 1987, British explorer William Lindesay has not only dedicated his entire life in hiking, researching and prerseving this majestic landmark, but also writes extensively about it.
Kazuo Ishiguro, Frankfurt Book Fair and a Time Traveler's Guide
English writer Kazuo Ishigruo won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. In this episode, we will profile this low-key wordsmith and introduce to you some of his best works.
Poetry on the Metro
A cultural campaign dubbed "Poetry on the Metro" is currently taking place in several Chinese cities. So in today's program, we will talk to the man behind this nationwide event. Then, we will introduce a poet considered by many as the "Emily Dickinson of China", and later one, a poem collection that may bring you back to ancient times.
After 40 Years, J.G.Ballard's High-Rise is still Timely
According to our book critic Shiyu, J.G.Ballard's "High-Rise" is a darker, eerier version of "Lord of the Flies" that tears fig leaf off modern society and shows to us how fragile everything is.
The Kingdom of Women: A World Where Females Rule
Choo Waihong, a former Singaporean lawyer, shares with us her experience living with the Mosuo community, China's last matriarchal society.
How to Find Your Dream Job?
Most of us spend one-third of our lives at work. But what happens if we are stuck in a wrong job? What should we do when we are out of work? And most important of all, how should we land our dream jobs?
Seeing is Believing: How Photos Tell the Story of China
In a blick of an eye, a moment is gone forever and impossible to reproduce. But photography possesses a unique power of stopping time. In this episode, we introduce some of the most eminent photographers in our time, whose works might transport us back to those bygone days.
A Look Back at Chinese Book Fairs
The 2017 Shanghai Book Fair, followed by the 24th Beijing International Book Fair, has come to a close. Today,let's take a look at some of the interesting happenings during these literary extravagancies.
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