What does Liao Yiwu mean?

What does Liao Yiwu mean?

In this Chinese name, the family name is Liao. Liao Yiwu ( Chinese: 廖亦武; pinyin: Liào Yìwǔ; also known as Lao Wei ( Chinese: 老威 ); born 16 June 1958) is a Chinese author, reporter, musician, and poet. He is a critic of China’s Communist regime, for which he was imprisoned.

Why did Liao Yiwu read at the Berlin Literature Festival?

On 4 June 2010, the international literature festival berlin held a worldwide reading for Liao Yiwu in order to commemorate the massacre of Tiananmen Square, and to admonish China’s human rights record.

What happened to Liao Yiwu in Chongqing Prison?

Testimonials describes the horrific treatment of Liao Yiwu and other political prisoners in a Chongqing prison who were arrested after the June 4, 1989 crackdown. Interviews with the Lower Strata of Chinese Society 中國底層訪談錄 3 volumes, Maitian Publishing House of Taiwan 台灣麥田出版社.

What happened to Liao Liao’s father?

Liao was born in 1958, the same year as The Great Leap Forward. During the famine of The Great Leap Forward, he suffered from edema and was close to dying. In 1966 his father was branded a counter-revolutionary during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Liao’s parents filed for divorce to protect the children.