Sex in the time of coronavirus in China and the U.S.
Book review essays tell China’s history over the past two centuries.
Difficult novels — and that’s a good thing — by Chinese and foreign expat authors.
The term “expatriate” is a misnomer and misrepresents the life lived abroad.
A few maps put Paul French’s “true crime” story in perspective.
A brief history of travel in China and the challenges of inhospitality.
Glimmers of Shanghai’s modernity in a 19th-century courtesan novel.
An investigation of intoxicants in the time of Confucius.
Reviews of McKenna’s The Sand Pebbles, Mason’s The World of Suzie Wong, Arsan’s Emmanuelle, and Reynolds’ A Woman from Bangkok.
Literary disruptions of an American in China.
Satirical review of the latest addition to Chinese socialist realist fiction.
Historical novel set during Taiping Rebellion cultivates a richly textured English, while another captures Sir Robert Hart’s love for a Chinese woman.
What happens to writing when it’s fed through the political correctness machine.
Photo essay of old Macau with nudes and choice literary quotations.
Tongue-in-cheek explanation (with more than a grain of truth) of why it’s so hard to land a Chinese beauty.