The Noodling Narratives of Our Lives

By Liz Carter Several years ago, though I can’t remember when exactly, my Chinese language learning took a turn for …

Let 100 Voices Speak: A Q&A with Author Liz Carter

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham Today’s Q&A introduces LARB readers to the China Blog’s newest contributor, Liz Carter. Carter is author …

The Holdouts

By Stephen Dau The refugee camp in the center of Brussels is nearly gone. The police have formed a cordon …

Ezra Pound and China: A Q & A with Ira Nadel

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom Later this month, Penguin will publish Cathay: Ezra Pound’s Orient, a short book by biographer and literary …

Modern Chinese History: What Every Student Needs to Know

By Austin Dean That headline is a play on the title of the book China in the 21st Century: What …

Neither a Beggar nor a Borrower

By Stephen Dau Ali sits in a tent with his brother-in-law, who we’ll call Ahmed, scrolling through photos on his …