Archive for the ‘Happenings’ Category

Movie Monday: Zhou Hao’s “Cop Shop”

Our Chinese Documentary Film Series returns to the work of Zhou Hao, who films Guangzhou police at work in Cop Shop (2009). (more…)

Don’t Miss, Tonight: Murong Xuecun Makes a Rare Public Appearance

Murong Xuecun

“I still live in fear,” Murong Xuecun wrote in a New York Times op-ed last summer. “I visited many Chinese prisons for a novel I wrote about the legal world — I know they aren’t pleasant places. Could I cope with a life behind bars? How would I face my devastated family and friends if I were jailed? I still don’t know.”


The Bookworm Proudly Presents: Murong Xuecun, China’s “Laureate of Corruption”

Murong Xuecun Portrait Session

Outspoken author and commentator Murong Xuecun, who the New York Times calls China’s “laureate of corruption,” will be at The Bookworm on Wednesday, October 21 to give a talk on Dancing Through Red Dust, his first English-language book in six years. (more…)

This Sunday: Comedian DC Benny Performs at Bookworm Comedy Night

Brooklyn-based comedian DC Benny will be in Beijing this Sunday, October 18 to headline Bookworm Comedy Night. Read on for your chance to win tickets to the show! (more…)

Special Thanks to Our Bookworm 10th Anniverary Week Sponsor, 1421 Wines

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We’d like to give warm thanks to Randy Svendsen of 1421 Wines, which is sponsoring tonight’s party. That’s this evening! Please come by for buy-one, get-one-free Tiger beer until the end of the night. We’ll reveal our 2016 Bookworm Literary Festival confirmed authors at 9 pm.

Book Sale on Saturday, Plus Another Farmers Market!

Farmers Market and book sale

If you missed last week’s Farm to Neighbors farmers’ market, don’t sweat – it’s coming back this Saturday to our rooftop from noon to 5 pm. At the same time, we’ll be holding our Autumn Book Sale, with many titles going for only 5 RMB! (more…)

Introducing: The Bookworm 10 Keynote Address Speakers

China 10 Keynote

Please join us this Friday as we welcome three Chinese authors — a novelist, a poet, and a nonfiction writer — to The Bookworm as they each give 10-minute keynote addresses on the meaning of literature and expression in China. (more…)

Introducing: The China 10 Journalism Panel

China 10 Journalism

Five journalists with extensive China experience will convene at The Bookworm tomorrow to discuss the rewards, challenges, and nuances of reporting in this country in the past decade. There’s a lot to cover from this diverse panel, from Vatican-China relations to Sino-Japanese, from how the Olympics shifted (if it did) our perception of the country to how social media is affecting the journalist’s job, from Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping. We’ll try to cover it all! And of course, there will be time for audience questions. (more…)

Tonight, The Goldkorn Returns for a Live Sinica Taping

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Raconteur, rabble-rouser, and the enfant terrible of the airwaves Jeremy Goldkorn is reuniting with the boys tonight when the one-and-only Sinica podcast — the best radio show on China you’ll find today — records live from The Bookworm. Goldkorn was a Sinica original, but you might also know him as the founder of Danwei and an all-around pleasant guy — when he’s not calling out CCP officials as c*nts, of course. (more…)

Poetry Beijing tonight, FREE

Bookworm 10 Poetry

We have a great double-header planned tonight, a pair of community events that celebrates the literary arts scene here in Beijing. Both events are free, and both promise to be a fun time. Up first: Poetry Beijing, which will be presented by Liz Richards and Matthew Byrne, who each run their own monthly poetry events. (Liz hosts Word of Mouth The Bookworm, and Matt hosts Spittoon at Mado Bar.) (more…)

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