Shanghai Baby: Beyond China- A Chinese Novel Banished to the West

“My name is Nikki but my friends all call me Coco after Coco Chanel, a French lady who lived to be almost ninety. She’s my idol, after Henry Miller. Every morning when I open my…

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Mao’s Honger Naar Macht (Skript Historisch Tijdschrift)

Op een zomerse dag in 1958 lag Mao Zedong aan zijn zwembad in Beijing. Het was de beginperiode van Mao’s Grote Stap Voorwaarts, een project dat China binnen vijftien jaar een…

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The ‘Magic’ of Memory: Chinese and Japanese Re-Remembrances of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)

More than 60 years have gone by since the Second Sino-Japanese war. Although time has moved on, the war is still very much alive in memory and affect Sino-Japanese relations to…

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Beyond the Whale – Japan, The West & The Whaling Issue

The whaling issue is not that black and white; there's more to 'the whale' than the whale alone. Why did the Japanese start whaling? And why didn't they stop?

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‘Stick Out Your Tongue’ : A Banned Book on the Health of a Nation (Shilin)

Stick Out Your Tongue was first published in China in 1987. The book, a collection of five short stories, depicts Tibet in an exotic and sexualized way, and evoked strong…

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The Imagined Space of ‘Chinatown’ (Shilin Magazine)

What kind of space is ‘Chinatown’? Is it still authentic in the way that it is indeed a part of ‘China’, or has it been ‘Disneyfied’ into an artificial part of town to please…

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