Duo Duo‘s 2010 Neustadt Prize Lecture “This Is the Reason We Persevere” is now made available! This lecture was translated from the Chinese into English by Yibing Huang (Mai Mang), who was guest editor of “The China Issue” of Cha. In this lecture, Duo Duo said: ‘Even as I speak, remnants of the 1970s still resound, and contain every echo of the reshaping of one’s character. One country, one voice-the poet expels himself from all that. Thus begins writing, thus begins exile. A position approaches me on its own. I am only one man; I establish myself on that. I am only a man.’ Read on here.