The Life of Lao She, the First People's Writer

All about the 20th century Chinese author's serious satire.

by Tom Lee, 08 August 2019

Here Are Some Fascinating Alternatives to the Forbidden City

With the capital's imperial palace undergoing extensive renovations, consider paying a visit to these royal residences.

by Tom Lee, 19 December 2016

5 Must-See Ethnic Minority Villages in Guizhou

While Yunnan is famed for its bounty of minorities, nobody seems to visit Guizhou, which makes it an attractive prospect for the adventurous traveler.

by Tom Lee, 06 October 2016

China Among Top 10 Countries for Women in Management

Russia puts most women on top while Japan gives men a firm lead.

by Tom Lee, 11 March 2016

Man Booker International Taps Great Leap Forward Novel

Longlisted book by Yan Lianke addresses deaths of millions.

by Tom Lee, 10 March 2016

The Best Shopping Streets in China

A look at the best, and worst, of China's shopping streets.

by Tom Lee, 12 December 2015

The model plays that revolutionized Chinese theater

When all art is strictly policed, revolutionary opera gains ground.

by Tom Lee, 11 June 2015

The Eight Model Plays

A brief look at the Eight Model Plays that epitomized Communist drama during the Cultural Revolution.

by Tom Lee, 11 June 2015

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