Liao Yiwu


Liao Yiwu is a Chinese writer. He has received numerous awards for his work of reportage, The Corpse Walker, and his prison memoir, For a Song and a Hundred Songs. He has been living in Berlin, Germany, since 2011, when he escaped a travel ban by walking across the Chinese border with Myanmar.

  • The Tanks and the People

    June 3, 2014

    Twenty-five years ago, before the Tiananmen massacre, my father told me: “Son, be good and stay at home, never provoke the Communist Party.” My father knew what he was talking about.