Waking the Sleeping Books in Bloomsbury and the Crescent Moon Group in China (2017)

British Library in China Partnership Project, coordinated with Mu Xin Art Museum, Wuzhan, China. October 2017.
English: http://www.britishlibrary.cn/en/articles/waking-sleeping-books-bloomsbury-crescent-moon-group-china/ Chinese: http://www.britishlibrary.cn/zh-cn/articles/waking-the-sleeping-books/ ________________________________________________________ Avant-garde artists in mainland China often speak of the need to ‘wake sleeping books’. After Mao Zedong’s demise in 1976, Western literature – no longer banned by Marxist critics – was reintroduced into China. Since then, historians and literary critics in both nations have been…
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Shared Affinities: Katherine Mansfield, Ling Shuhua, and Virginia Woolf

Chinoiserie and Modernism, ed. Ann Witchard. Edinburgh UP, 2015.
‘It’s like walking over a bridge on a willow pattern plate,’ remarked Virginia Woolf when reviewing the stories of the seventeenth-century Chinese writer, Pu Song-Ling.[i] Using the narrow bridge on the popular willow plate as a metaphor for her attempt to understand the strange stories-- boys who climb ropes to…
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Editor: Virginia Woolf Miscellany: "Virginia Woolf In/On Translation"

VIRGINIA WOOLF IN/ON TRANSLATION "I opened the box and thought 'this is what a garden in South America must look like."' So begins a letter from Virginia Woolf to the Argentinian writer, Victoria Ocampo1 , upon receiving a box of beautiful purple butterflies. She continues, Here we are grey and…
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Julian Bell: The Violent Pacifist (biography, Monograph)

London: Cecil Woolf Publishers, June 2006.
Virginia Woolf described Julian Bell, her nephew, as ‘a wild ruffian’ as he rambled across the grounds of Charleston, the spoiled and favorite child of Vanessa Bell. As he grew into a man, he was variously labeled a poet, military strategist, conscientious objector, teacher, libertine, journalist, activist, but, most decidedly,…
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Virginia Woolf and the East (Monograph)

London: Cecil Woolf Publishers, 1995
Virginia Woolf stands upon a bridge that connects not only the private and public worlds of women, but also the developing aesthetics of writers of different countries. This expansive view of Woolf is not popular today (1995) as Bloombury-bashing critics charge that the principle upon which modernism fashioned itself is…
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