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.