This column offers a short digest of the latest pieces published on our website.
New texts published
An insightful look into the changing media representations of the US in China and China in the US, from 1949 to the present day – from demonization to fascination – and their impact on geopolitics and diplomacy.
Love and revolution (11) – Yefu
Last chapter in the first part of Yefu’s family epic – a move to Sichuan during the war years, work with the communist party, and romantic recognition of poetic style in a literary magazine.
What is nostalgia – Douhao
What makes you yearn after a place left behind – or the memories of your childhood? Scents, streetscapes, old shops matter more to us than major attractions. A meditation on space and memory by Dou Hao.
New translations completed
Beijing, a magic city – Zhao Qiang
Everyone comes to Beijing with a dream. Beyond the crowds, Zhao Qiang evokes his love for the Chinese capital.
Maturity – Li Yinhe
Why do we struggle to retain the appearance of youth? In this short piece, sociologist and philosopher Li Yinhe meditates on the pleasures of age.
Japan in my eyes – Song Xiuyin
Exploring Japan, Song Xiuyin marvels at the similarities with China – and the many subtle differences, from the fresh water to the general cleanliness.