MODERN HISTORY

The Last Maoist Village in China

We take a trip to every Maoist’s favorite travel destination: Nanjie Village

HISTORY

30 Years of Backpacking in Revolution and Leisure

How DIY travel originated in the Cultural Revolution and evolved into a modern quest for self-discovery

BOOKS

Lust, Revolution

In Yan Lianke's "Hard Like Water," eroticism and class conflict overlap within the Maoist vanguard of the Cultural Revolution

SOCIETY

China Lights #3: "I only earned 10 times less than Chairman Mao"

"If the Cultural Revolution hadn't happened...my life might have been completely different"—a retired factory worker recounts his life in Beijing amid upheaval and poverty

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 208

Jay victorious, Sun Yang snubbed, Libra confusion, and fines for disobedience—it’s Viral Week

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

China’s Female-only Mosques

China’s pioneering female-only mosques have a long history, but female imams have drawn opposition from conservative quarters

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Bad Omens

The Communist Party is officially atheist, but consulting shamans is surprisingly popular, even among powerful officials

+ More Posts