CHINESE CHARACTERS

On the Character: 智

This character adds a little wisdom to our lives

FICTION

Starside Economy

A street stall seller finds himself at the center of an interplanetary business deal in Wang Nuonuo’s sci-fi short story

SOCIAL CHINESE

Gilded Expressions

The handbook on humblebragging in Chinese

STREET TALK

On Humanity

Why young Chinese call themselves “laborers,” “balance payers,” and “tool people”

SOCIAL CHINESE

Game On!

A play-by-play of sports commentary in Chinese

STREET TALK

The Walking Dead

Why young Chinese describe themselves as “socially dead”

FICTION

Fiction: Sixty-Degree Grassland Liquor

A clash of values on the fast-disappearing Mongolian grassland

FICTION

Fiction: The Doctor

Resurrecting Mongolian mythology with writer Surina

FICTION

Fiction: The Empty Room

The distance in an intimate relationship—a short story from our issue “High Steaks”

SOCIAL CHINESE

Fanning the Flames

Talking like a true fanatic of a Chinese idol

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