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.
Novelist, essayist, satirist, literary provocateur, polyamorous pansexual China-based anti-Trump American expat.
How Quincy Carroll’s Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside stacks up against other recent China expat classics.
Satirical review of the latest addition to Chinese socialist realist fiction.
Why this vicious satire of contemporary China that’s causing readers to gag had to be written.