Best of May

Dearest supporters, readers, and friends: Spring has sprung, June is nearly upon us, and it’s time to revisit the most …

Crashing the Party: An Interview with Scott Savitt

By Matthew Robertson Editor’s Introduction: The China Blog often publishes something at this time of year that looks back in …

The Heart Grows Stranger: Sorrow & the Unspeakable in Three Recent Prose Texts

By Kristina Marie Darling In Black Sun, Julia Kristeva observes that mourning is, in essence, a loss of language. Words …

Alexander Woollcott’s Memorial of Father Francis Duffy of New York’s 69th Regiment

By John Romano  This piece was written by Alexander Woollcott, New Yorker drama critic and Algonquin wit, one night in …

10 Ways to Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

By Sarah Maugaotega Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month was first celebrated in May of 1990. Since then, the achievements and contributions …

Why We Should All Read Alice in Wonderland Right Now

It really is difficult trying to come to terms with atrocious events like the one recently witnessed in Manchester. This …

The Know-How of Korean Netizens in a High-Spec New Paradigm of Synergy: or, Korea’s Dilbert-Era Loanwords

By Colin Marshall Lulled into a false sense of security by the simplicity of its alphabet, those students of the …