Archive for the ‘October 2011’ Category

Poetry 詩歌 Gedichte

七月 2, 2012

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Abschied 送別

Reden und Sonnenschein 北京言論下雨

Gute Nacht, Mond 晚安,月

Wir trennten uns, der Frühling kam 李煜

Reis 復活

late night wrap 子夜歌

March 20: danube, cherries, liu xiaobo

Sommer nebenan 鴻鴻:夏天在隔壁

Erdbeben und tun, was man kann

Arbeiter Ah Fa möchte Liebe 阿發工人想要愛:吳音寧詩歌七首

Music and poetry in present-day China and Taiwan 當代台灣和中國大陸的詩歌與音樂

Peter and Paul Cathedral, Brno 八月 18, 2011

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im süden – Wang Wei (699-759)

十一月 8, 2011

Wang Wei 31.Okt.2011

相思

红豆生南国
春来发几枝
愿君多采撷
此物最相思

im süden – Wang Wei (699-759), Neue Zürcher Zeitung 31. Oktober 2011

spanish synagogue in prague

十月 31, 2011
Menschenseele ist Licht des Herrn
PRAGUE:JEWISH QUARTER ON A SUNDAY
the organ and the choir begin
the people on the house are dead
the people at the bank are dead
the people at the post are dead
the houses in the town are old
the alleys and the streets are old
the organ and the choir begin
the children from the town are dead
the old ones from the town are dead
the women from the town are dead
the menfolk from the town are dead
the organ and the choir begin
the angels in the church are dead
the figures in the light are dead
the figures in the dark are dead
the alleys and the streets are old
the houses in the town are old
the organ and the choir begin
MW Oct. 2011
JÜDISCHES VIERTEL AM SONNTAG
die leute auf dem haus sind tot
die leute auf der bank sind tot
die leute auf der post sind tot
die häuser in der stadt sind alt
die strassen in der stadt sind alt
gesang und orgel heben an
die kinder aus der stadt sind tot
die alten aus der stadt sind tot
die frauen aus der stadt sind tot
die männer aus der stadt sind tot
die strassen in der stadt sind alt
die häuser in der stadt sind alt
gesang und orgel heben an
die engel am altar sind tot
gesichter sind im licht und tot
gesichter nicht im licht und tot
die häuser in der stadt sind alt
die strassen in der stadt sind alt
gesang und orgel heben an
MW Oktober 2011

reise, meise, licht & fair

十月 21, 2011

fair

it is only attitude
i was thinking of lou reed
as i lay down gently napping
though i didn’t really sleep

。。。。

Reading and on the radio in Vienna

十月 10, 2011

Ni hao, hope this finds you well. We are fine, the kids are in school. The new issue of the magazine Wienzeile has come out in Vienna, with a few of my poems. Die Zeitschrift Wienzeile ist gerade erschienen, inkl. einer Doppelseite mit Gedichten von mir. In den letzten Monaten sind Übersetzungen von mir in vielen Zeitungen und Zeitschriften in Hongkong, Deutschland, in der Schweiz und in Österreich erschienen, inkl. FAZ, Die Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, South China Morning Post, Lichtungen, Dianmo. Am Montag, 17.10 um 13 Uhr war ich im Radio. (39:08-49:08)
Am Freitag 21. Oktober 19:30 war die Lesung. 10月21日有朗誦會,請看圖。保重,有空請跟我們聯絡一下!

There is a China issue planned for spring. Could be titled Die Chinesische Mauer. Please start thinking of contributions!

Ai Weiwei’s wife Lu Qing writes to National People’s Congress

九月 30, 2011

Lu Qing’s letter to China’s National People’s Congress from Sept. 28 (working translation)

Expressing an opinion on Amendments to The People’s Republic of China’s Criminal Procedure Code (draft legislation)

To the Working Committee For The Rule of Law of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress:

As an ordinary citizen, I have seen that the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has publicly requested opinions on draft legislation for amendments to The People’s Republic of China’s Criminal Procedure Code. Paragraph 30 of the amendment stipulates that public security organs can, under special exceptions, set up a place for a suspect to live under surveillance without notifying the family. Paragraphs 36 and 39 stipulate the special exceptions in which arrest or detention by public security organs can take place without family notification. This means that a Chinese citizen cannot have protection of his or her most basic rights. Residential Surveillance [originally conceived as house arrest] thus becomes secret detention, this is a blatant violation of the constitution. I ask the National People’s Congress, when you debate paragraphs 30, 36 and 39 of the amendment, not to pass the special exemptions. In this way you can clearly state that when public security organs take up forceful measures of detention, arrest or surveillance against any citizen, they should notify the family without exemption and within the period stipulated by law.

My name is Lu Qing, citizen of China, I am a painter. My husband Ai Weiwei, artist, architect and participant in civil society, designer for FAKE Cultural Development Ltd., was taken away at customs at Beijing International Airport. He disappeared for 81 days. We did not receive any notification from the authorities. We did not know why he was kidnapped, where he was held, or about his health condition.

Family and friends were all very worried and angry about his disappearance. Ai Weiwe’s mother, who is over 80 years old, worried day and night. She could hardly sleep or eat and had to take medication. It was a huge mental and physical strain on her. Family members have tried to get information from any direction, reported the case at police stations both where he disappeared, where he had lived and where he was registered. We wrote Missing Person ads and sent letters to the Beijing City Police Bureau, the Procurator’s Office, the Politics and Law Commission, the Discipline Inspection Commission and the Ministry of Public Security, without receiving any answer. Ai Weiwei’s disappearance for 81 days was very harmful for the physical and mental state of his family.

On June 22, Ai Weiwei was “released on bail to await trial” and returned home. [Again], we have not received any notice from the public security organs. After he was taken away by public security organs, they demanded he sign a notice about “residential surveillance” before they brought him to a secret place in the outskirts of Beijing.

When a citizen is taken away by public security, the family should be notified, to honor one the most basic human rights of a citizen. Family members are not co-defendants. They should have a right to know. If a society loses the protection of a citizen’s most basic rights, this is harmful for the whole society.

A cultured nation should respect the most basic rights of a person. If the above measures are passed, it will be a regression for China’s legal system, the deterioration of human rights, and will be a hindrance to the progress of our civilization. I hope that the current modification of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code could restrain the arbitrariness the public security organs display in upholding law and order. I hope that citizens receive legal protection before the arm of the law, so that the basic human rights as they appear in the constitution are truly recognized.

Signed: Lu Qing, 2011-09-28

See the Reuters article

See the original Chinese text
Photos by Ai Weiwei, from Google+


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