December 28

Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波 (born December 28, 1955) – Chinese professor, human rights activist, 2010 Nobel Prize winner

Read the Nobel Prize biography of Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo talks about the prison of Chinese society

Shen Congwen

Shen Congwen (Shen Ts’ung-wen) 沈從文 (born December 28, 1902) Chinese novelist – The Long River / Chang He (长河)

Read about Shen Congwen's wife here

Mortimer Adler

Mortimer J. Adler (born December 28, 1902) U.S. philosopher, essayist – How To Read a Book (1940)

Read and listen to an interview of Adler here

Mortimer J. Adler talks about language, speaking and listening