Confucius, Mao, and the Little Red Book

All Photos by Jeffrey Wasserstrom I’ve just returned from a trip to China that began with a week in Shanghai, …

Life on Books: The Naked Bookseller Goes to New York

A few weeks ago, the Naked Bookseller went to New York City. Skidding across icy, treacherous conditions, everyone we ran …

The Other Shore: On Virginia Pye’s River of Dust

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham Virginia Pye wrote her debut novel, River of Dust, in only 28 days. But as she …

A Letter From Executive Editor Jonathan Hahn

Does an academic boycott of Israel advance, or damage, the cause for peace in the Middle East? This and related …

A Short Look at the Long Literary History of Spies in Asia

By Paul French One of the most noteworthy books set to hit the U.S. market next week is Olivia Milburn …

Grassroots NGOs

By Tong Lam For many Chinese people, their exposure to the concept of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and their potential for …

LARB Launches the Second Issue of the Quarterly Journal

This Sunday, please join the Los Angeles Review of Books in celebrating the launch of the second issue of the …