First published in 1992
New Ghosts Old Dreams is a book by Geremie Barmé and myself – it’s one of the books of which I’m most proud.
An anthology of translation from Chinese. It includes fiction, poetry, songs, speeches, satire, and newspaper articles from ancient times to the 1980s in China. It captures the feelings of students, scholars, journalists, and activists about the student-led Protest Movement of 1989 and massacre that followed.
It is a testament to the struggle for democracy and individual expression in China.
Sadly, it is out of print.