Summer is here—and so is The World of Chinese “Amusement Issue!” Come celebrate with us at our launch party on Sunday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Crayfish taste test
How did this 1930s import from Japan become one of China’s most popular summer dishes? And how exactly do you eat it? We demystify these questions with a crayfish taste test!
Q&A and concert with blind pianist, David Lai
This issue includes a feature on blindness in China. David Lai, a recent graduate of the Central Conservatory of Music, will join us for a conversation about his experiences learning the piano, passing the infamous gaokao, and navigating Beijing’s subway while visually impaired. He will also give us a special performance!
Post-80s childhood games
China has changed a lot in the last 30 years, but many of our editors still remember fondly the low-tech games they played as children, and want to share them with you. We’ll teach you how to play jianzi (毽子), gun tiehuan (滚铁环), zhua shizi (抓石子), and more!
Location: No. 3 Nanliuxiang, Xicheng District, Beijing (inside a traditional siheyuan courtyard)
Entrance is free, but we suggest that you purchase magazines and drinks from our lovely venue host as a thank-you!