What Do Chinese Women Want?

Photo: Mary Guo in Beijing, April 15, 2014. By Lu-Hai Liang Let’s start with Mary. Well that’s her English name anyway. …

Noir Visions, Part 2—All the Spies in China

My last post focused on whodunits and true crime books with Chinese settings, but its title, “Noir Visions of China’s …

A Letter from the Editor in Chief

Dear LARB Supporters: Last week we celebrated the third anniversary of our first review, on our temporary Tumblr site, and …

Noir Visions of China’s Past and Present

I won’t say that an interest in criminal activity led me to a career teaching and writing about China, but …

Goodbye, Chiang!

By Tong Lam One of the most iconic scenes in the 2003 German tragicomedy film Goodbye, Lenin!, which depicts drastic …

Ping-Pong Powerhouses and Table Tennis Tales

Photo courtesy the Richard Nixon Foundation By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham The 1971 “Ping-Pong Diplomacy” between China and the United States …