Emily Chow reviews Gordon Mathews’s ethnographic portrait of the lives of sub-Saharan Africans in Guangzhou.
Chris Maden reviews Syd Goldsmith’s memoir of his life in Hong Kong around the years of the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution.
Juan Zhong reviews the travelogue of a Frenchman’s journey around China at the turn of the century.
Chris Maden reviews the third volume of David T. K. Wong’s memoirs of his life in 1970s Hong Kong.
Emily Chow reviews a collection of short stories that unfold the various facets of Hong Kong written by writers based in Hong Kong.
Chloe Leung reviews a beguiling memoir of Shanghai that spans four generations.
Heidy Lo reviews Marshall Moore’s new tale of a Hong Kong haunted by history that is also a deftly told allegory for today.
Liz Wan Yuen-Yuk reviews an authoritative new collection of one of Taiwan’s most respected writers from the turn of the century.