Where in the World is Willy Vlautin?

By Juliet Suess Have you heard of Willy Vlautin? If you haven’t yet, and are in the Bay Area this …

What Foreigners Do in China

By Xujun Eberlein In the remote mountains of Yunnan Province, China, a middle-aged European ecologist gave up his high-level international …

Message From Ukraine

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By Yuri Andrukhovych  Dear Friends, These days I receive from you lots of inquiries requesting to describe the current situation in …

India in China

By Tong Lam The relative absence of India in Chinese public discourse is an interesting curiosity. Indeed, while there has …

The LARB Fiction Issue is Here!

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The Los Angeles Review of Books presents a collection of original fiction from some of the most exciting contemporary authors …

Missing the Harmony Express

By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham “There is NOTHING,” I typed, “that makes me miss China more than dealing with @Amtrak. Our …

Sherlock Holmes and the Curious Case of Several Million Chinese Fans

Image from ChinaSmack. By Paul French After a hiatus of a couple of decades China’s love affair with England’s greatest …