FICTION

Fiction: District Champ

Writer Ban Yu explores a clash of values in a northeastern factory town

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

BOOKS

Desert Echo

The late writer Sanmao’s memoir ‘Stories of the Sahara’ is a humanistic whirlwind through a harsh and poignant landscape

BOOKS

Genius Loci

Lin Yutang’s biography of Su Dongpo presents a supernaturally complex portrait of the poet

FICTION

Fiction: Our Family Secret

Writer Yang Fei captures the suffocating yet familiar patterns of domestic life in this enigmatic tale

FICTION

Fiction: Getting Lucky

Part 2 of Kang Fu’s whimsical modern take on “Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio”

FICTION

Fiction: Help Wanted

Ever feel like your employees are keeping a secret from you?

BOOKS

Give Me a Girl at Age Eighteen

Feng Tang’s once-scandalous debut has aged as badly as its adolescent narrator

HISTORY

Ding Ling: The Politics of Love

On the birthday of the 20th-century feminist writer Ding Ling, TWOC celebrates her unapologetic life and unconventional views on love

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