Michel Hockx is Professor of Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, the Director of the SOAS China Institute, and the President of the British Association for Chinese Studies. His forthcoming book, due to be published by Columbia University Press in 2014, is called Internet Literature in China.

Last Updated: April 5, 2021



What Should the U.S. Do about China’s Barring Foreign Reporters?

Nicholas Lemann, Michel Hockx & more
Last week, the White House said it was “very disappointed” in China for denying a visa to another journalist working for The New York Times in Beijing, forcing him to leave the country after eight years. What else should the U.S. government...



Chinese Literature Online

Michel Hockx
In July of last year, Brixton, U.K.-based novelist Zelda Rhiando won the inaugural Kidwell-e Ebook Award. The award was billed as “the world’s first international e-book award.” It may have been the first time that e-writers in English from all over...