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On Literature

“The Pine Islands” by Marion Poschmann (Asian Review of Books here)

Christine Wunnicke’s The Fox and Dr Shimamura (Asian Review of Books here)

‘A Debut Novel Revisits a Tragedy in an Asian-American Family’: A Review of Chia-Chia Lin’s The Unpassing (The New York Times here)

‘A Nation of Nations’: A Review of 17A Keong Saik Road by Charmaine Leung (Singapore Unbound here)

‘On Haiku’: A lifetime’s consideration of the genre, distilled (Japan Times here)

Eileen Chang’s Little Reunions (Asian Review of Books here)

Yan Lianke’s The Day the Sun Died (Asian Review of Books here)

Spencer Wise’s The Emperor of Shoes and Lillian Li’s Number One Chinese  (The New York Times here)

Byung-Chul Han’s Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power (Hong Kong Review of Books here)   

Wu Ming-Yi’s The Stolen Bicycle (Asian Review of Books here)

Yoko Tawada’s The Emissary (Asian Review of Books here)

Mohamed Latiff Mohamed’s Lost Nostalgia (Cha: An Asian Literary Journal here)                                                   

Jia Pingwa’s Happy Dreams (Asian Review of Books here)

Han Kang’s The White Book (Asian Review of Books here)

Five Phases (相生) in Yan Lianke’s The Explosion Chronicles (The Shanghai Literary Review here)                  

Bae Suah’s A Greater Music (Asian Review of Books here)                                                                                      

On Music

Tapei After Dark with U.TA (Neocha here)

Girl’s Girl’s World: Shanghai-based Chinese indie singer Shu Ying (Neocha here)

Melanie Ho’s Journey to the West. He Hui: a Chinese soprano in the world of Italian opera  (Los Angeles Review of Books here)

Five Hong Kong shoegaze bands to get you primed on emerging music scene (South China Morning Post here)           

'A language we use to say sentimental things’: how shoegaze took over Asia (The Guardian here)

Textual Inscapes, Ontological Isolation, and Writing in Vietnamese: An Interview with Vi Khi Nao (The Shanghai Literary Review here)

Reading Between the Lines: Interview with Sara Sejin Chang (ArtAsiaPacific here)

On Translating Contemporary Chinese Poetry: An Interview with Eleanor Goodman (The Shanghai Literary Review here)


On Art

Fiona Tan’s “Gaff” at Museum Ludwig, Köln (ArtAsiaPacific here)

“The Artist, the Work and the Exhibition: Jun Yang” at Kunsthaus Graz (ArtAsiaPacific here)

Jun Yang’s The Monograph Project (ArtAsiaPacific here)

A Little Piece of Austria: The Former Austro-Hungarian Concession of Tianjin (Metropole here)

On Places