Netizens Unite: A Q&A with chinaSMACK Blog Founder Fauna

By Alec Ash Fauna (a web name) is the founder and editor of chinaSMACK, a website that translates popular and …

Equatorial Guinea’s Most Important Living Writer Forced Into Hiding

By David Shook Juan Tomás Avila Laurel is Equatorial Guinea’s most important living writer, but he’s often been persecuted by …

Remembering Jack London’s Oriental War

By Paul French “I am disgusted! I’ll never go to a war between Orientals again. The vexations and delay are …

Funny Bones: A Q&A with Jesse Appell About Comedy in China

Photo by Fernanda Fraiz By Alec Ash Jesse Appell is a young American in Beijing who performs comedy in Chinese – …

Technology, Entertainment, Design: SyFy’s Helix

DESPITE SOME B-grade acting and melodramatic character back stories which do not inspire me to take their emotional depths seriously …

Where in the World is Willy Vlautin?

By Juliet Suess Have you heard of Willy Vlautin? If you haven’t yet, and are in the Bay Area this …

What Foreigners Do in China

By Xujun Eberlein In the remote mountains of Yunnan Province, China, a middle-aged European ecologist gave up his high-level international …