Finding a Common Thread: A History of Chinese Language

Anne Henochowicz* Sitting in the hushed, stained-glass light of my university’s architecture library, I made stacks of flashcards. I reverently …

What Shaped Korean Translated Literature?  

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

How Long Do You Intend to Stay? Via New Haven-Dieppe and John Berger

By John Shannon In 1939 Henry Miller published a humorous autobiographical sketch in the forgotten pacifist journal Phoenix (Vol. 2, …

Shifting Towards Clinton: A Voter’s Evolution

By Da Chen During my recent visit to China, I was astounded by the media’s obsession with Donald Trump, the …

The Union Libel: On the Argument Against Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

By Emmett Rensin The National Labor Relations Board has reversed itself for the second time in this century: graduate student …

Nuts! The Bursting of the Chinese Walnut Bubble

By Austin Dean Walk down the street in Beijing and you’ll encounter a certain type of character: buzz cut, paunchy …

That’s Korean Entertainment: the Freakishly Fluent Foreigners of Non-Summit

By Colin Marshall “Whatever you do,” fellow foreigners here in Korea occasionally tell me, “don’t go on television.” Easy enough …