Beverly Ngai reviews new historical fiction, exploring the oppressive patriarchy of 1930s Shanghai.
Jordan Skinner asks internationally renowned technology theorist Yuk Hui about modernity, AI, the future and the digital objects we live with today.
Mike Cormac discusses the future of China and a variety of ways to approach it, considering the myths at the foundation of the various world powers.
Jeremy Simmons considers a new volume of poetry from Hong Kong, which reveals the pretentiousness in all of us.
Tse Hao Guang 謝皓光 reviews a new ‘adventure story for the backpacker age’, discussing dangerous representations of ‘mysterious’ Indochina and the postcolonial issues surrounding even the most contemporary East-West clashes.
Mike Cormack discusses critics of China, talking penises and the criteria for judging a really decent satire. Arthur Meursault, Party Members (Camphor Continue reading
Jeffrey Tam reviews the latest anthology by the Hong Kong Writers Circle, a text which envisages twenty utopian/dystopian futures for Continue reading
Nicole Mansour reviews Quincy Carroll’s debut novel, an exploration of cultural otherness and symbolic differences among expatriates in foreign communities. Quincy Continue reading