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The Workers in Limbo During Guangzhou’s Covid Outbreak

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Larder Than Life: Pork Fat With Rice Brings Memories of a Bygone Era

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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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