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5 Books About Hong Kong to Better Understand Its Unrest

So, what exactly is happening in Hong Kong? Why all the protests? These five books about Hong Kong offer insight into the situation.

R.F. Kuang, The Nanking Massacre, and Reading Flashbacks

Last year, I read R.F. Kuang’s debut novel The Poppy War. I found myself flung backwards in time to August ...

In Translation: March Fiction and Poetry

New books coming out this month, all in translation.

Speculative Fiction in Translation: China

Excellent Chinese speculative fiction, available in English.

In Translation: July Fiction and Poetry

New releases in translation, all out this month!

In Translation: March Fiction and Poetry

Excellent fiction and poetry coming out in March, all in translation!

In Translation: December Fiction and Poetry

New releases in translation coming this month!

Cool Bookish Places: National Palace Museum, Taipei

I kicked off my winter vacation this year with a short trip to Taiwan. I had never been, and I ...

6 More Folktales from Around the World to Read to Your Kids

A few weeks ago I wrote about 6 Folktales from 6 Continents that you should read to your kids. As ...

Beijing’s Breathtaking Stick and Glass Library

How do you create a breathtakingly modern reading space that doesn’t compete with the natural wooded beauty of rural Beijing? ...