1958: Mao Zedong’s War on Sparrows

A Eurasian tree sparrow.

A file image of a Eurasian tree sparrow. (Image: Catherinka via Dreamstime)

A Shattered Chinese Dream

Wu Ningkun.

Wu Ningkun, an acclaimed Chinese translator and an Anglo-American literary research expert, passed away at the age of 99 on August 10, 2019, in the United States. (Image: via chinesepen.org)