March 2004/November 2007 — Lu is the former deputy director of the “News Center” section of the China Youth Daily and a former top editor of China Youth Daily‘s weekly supplement Freezing Point. In January 2006, Lu Yuegang was removed from his post at Freezing Point, along with chief editor Li Datong, for publishing an essay by historian Yuan Weishi that took issue with nationalism in Chinese school textbooks. Lu Yuegang is also author of several influential works of literary journalism documenting the struggles of China’s working class. Lu’s writing highlights the immense social challenges that have come hand in hand with China’s emergence as a global economic powerhouse. Lu is a member of the China Literary Journalism Council and the China Writers Organization.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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