On Her Porcelain Throne: How a Little-Known ‘Toilet Goddess’ Became an Icon for Powerless Women

Hold your breath for one of China’s most underrated goddesses, a murdered concubine who became a patron of toilets and injustices against women

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Luscious Lanterns and Doughy Delicacies from Shandong

From green radish lanterns to animal-shaped bean dough lanterns, there is so much to be discovered in the world of edible Lantern Festival paraphernalia

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On a Spring Roll

Spring rolls are considered a classic Chinese food, but did you know they actually come in many varieties across the country?

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Spring Days Past | Short Story

In Shen Shuzhi’s depiction of waning village life, a “left-behind” child comes to terms with loneliness growing up with his grandmother

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Four Films to Kick Off the New Year

With a sizable box office and a diverse lineup, the Chinese film industry is off to a good start in the Year of the Rabbit

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Pump Iron With Beijing Uncles in an Old Locomotive Factory

On the outskirts of Beijing, a gym with homemade equipment offers a special community for retired factory workers

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Wild Ride to Xanadu

Seeking the lost northern capital of the Mongol Yuan dynasty

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Spooky Scary Storytelling!

  • October 26, 2022
  • Beijing S0I BAR 共和酒吧 8 Huayuan Qianxiang 东城区花园前巷乙8号-X
  • Free

A night full of scary stories with The World of Chinese!

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Join TWOC at the Aotu Space Summer Art Fair!

  • August 12, 2022
  • Venue 凹凸空间.AOTUSPACE 北新桥头条67号 -NO67.TOUTIAO BEIXINQIAO
  • 20rmb

Join us this weekend at the Summer Art Fair

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Halloween TWOC Tales Special @Soi Bao Chao

  • October 27, 2021
  • Soi Bao Chao, 10 Baochao Hutong | 东城区 东城区宝钞胡同10号
  • Free

Join us for a spooky night of storytelling in this open-mic evening where you can come and share one of your adventures, a fictional story or something that happened for real! Come disguised and share with us your most "unnatural" and "scary" story!

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