Liao Yiwu is a Chinese author, reporter, musician, and poet. He is a critic of China's Communist regime, for which he has been imprisoned. His books were published in Taiwan and Hong Kong but are banned in mainland China; some have been translated into English, French and German.
"In these remote corners, I have discovered a center point, where East met West, and although there has been a collision of cultures, there is now a new Christian identity that is distinctly Chinese. The circuitous mountain path in Yunnan province is red because over many years it has been soaked with blood."
— Liao Yiwu, God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China
ARTICLES FEATURING LIAO
For a Song: Liao Yiwu’s Prison Memoir
THE CHINESE POET LIAO YIWU first came to the attention of English-speaking readers when several of his interviews appeared in The ...
Church and State
In his latest book, God is Red, Liao continues his study of the bottom rung of society by focusing on underground Christian communities in China....