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White Travel Writers, Please Stop Saying You Fell in Love with a Country Full of Brown People

Rosalie Metro considers the historical connotation of travel writers saying they "fell in love" with a country.

How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl

Randy Rosenthal describes Israel Knohl's theory about the true story of the Exodus, described in his forthcoming book.

Dancing with Chains

Hollis Robbins discusses Chinese scholarship of American literature.

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Wangsimni, My Hometown: a Gangster (and a Filmmaker’s) Pledge of Devotion to Korea

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From Vancouver to Tiananmen — A Review of Madeleine Thien’s Latest Book

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How Did Korea Get Fiction in the First Place?

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

A Look Into East City Bookshop

Located a block from Capitol Hill, East City Bookshop is a fresh face in the world of Washington D.C. bookstores. …

Being Helen Foster Snow: A Q&A with Elyse Ribbons

By Paul French As part of Chinese TV’s efforts to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Long March this year, …

My First Afropunk Festival

Imogen Teasley-Vlautin keeps her third eye open at the Afropunk Festival 2016.

A Society of Screens: the Korea, and the World, Envisioned by Nam June Paik

 By Colin Marshall Video monitors started appearing on Seoul’s subway trains long before I arrived here. More video monitors — …