New texts published
Why do Chinese people suffer from a lack of love? – Ye Kuangzheng
Is love culturally determined? This insightful post explores the Chinese way of thinking about love, and the impact of deep cultural values on contemporary attitudes.
Why are artists always sensual? – Li Yinhe
Sexologist and sociologist Li Yinhe reflects on the sensuality of artists – if art is sublimation of desire, then it may also mean that artists have more desire than others.
How to understand innovation? – Zhou Qiren
A visit to Israel is an opportunity for economist Zhou Qiren to reflect on the nature of innovation, and the national features that support its expansion.
Who made us more tolerant of ugly actions? – Wen Qiong
A dinner with mid-ranking government officials slightly older than him offers Wen Qiong a sudden insight into our moral expectations. Confronting them with contemporary social evils, they call on the wisdom of age. In response, this post reflects on the dangers of excessive tolerance.
Comparing China’s two main social media channels – more public Weibo and more private Weixin – cultural analyst Muran reflects on the alleged rationalist of Weixin.
The end of the calendar year in China is also the time for a particular phenomenon: a wave of ‘anti-Christmas’ demonstrations. This rejection of Western festivals is intended to protect Chinese culture.
A lonely hotpot – Yang Wenyi
What kind of memories come with food? This post reflects on hotpots past and present.
New translations completed
Talking about books – Li Tianqi
Some people are obsessed with books. What are the psychological traits and aspirations that come along with this obsession? This post by intellectual Li Tianqi presents the confession of a Chinese bookaholic.
Love is a double-edged sword – Li Yinhe
Love is not a simple thing. Reflecting on the story of a friend involved in an affair, sexologist and sociologist Li Yinhe offers insights into the complexities of love and marriage in today’s China.