Xi Jinping’s Peculiar Packaging of the May 4th Spirit

By Rebecka Eriksson Early this month, Chinese top leader Xi Jinping made a high profile visit to China’s most prestigious …

A Trip Back to Beijing — Courtesy of Xu Zechen and Eric Abrahamsen

By Megan Shank Step out of the Beijing airport, and taste the tang in the air. For the remainder of …

Reading Middlemarch in Jiangxi

By Mengfei Chen Is it still a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune …

Letter from Central Idaho: 20 Years of Iconoclastic Bookselling

By Sarah Hedrick Pictured above: Sarah and Gary, owners of Iconoclast Books in Ketchum, Idaho, appreciating the view. Six years …

The Brief and Wondrous Life of California Bookstore Day

The Naked Bookseller is proud to present the story behind California Bookstore Day (this Saturday May 3rd) — a grand …

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. …

Goodbye, Chiang!

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