Posted by Joel Martinsen on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 5:38 PM
Microbloggers on Sina Weibo and Twitter are writing up short posts in appreciation of their personal heroes.
These heroes are all surnamed Liu (刘), and all of them share certain character traits and experiences with Liu Xiaobo, who was honored in absentia at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony yesterday.
Below is a selection of responses to the topic "The person I admire most" (我最崇拜的人):
From @pufei (蒲飞):
From @doubleaf (陈双叶) via @songshinan (宋石男):
From @wentommy (文涛):
From @yueyexiake (月夜侠客):
From @wentommy (文涛):
From @nuosong (罗晓松):
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Caroline W on Big in China
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The Eurasian Face : Blacksmith Books, a publishing house in Hong Kong, is behind The Eurasian Face, a collection of photographs by Kirsteen Zimmern. Below is an excerpt from the series:
Big in China: An adapted excerpt from Big In China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising A Family, Playing The Blues and Becoming A Star in China, just published this month. Author Alan Paul tells the story of arriving in Beijing as a trailing spouse, starting a blues band, raising kids and trying to make sense of China.
Pallavi Aiyar's Chinese Whiskers: Pallavi Aiyar's first novel, Chinese Whiskers, a modern fable set in contemporary Beijing, will be published in January 2011. Aiyar currently lives in Brussels where she writes about Europe for the Business Standard. Below she gives permissions for an excerpt.
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