I recently wrote a piece for Tea Leaf Nation about the box office hit, “American Dreams in China” and what it says about the Chinese Dream, particularly in response to some discussion in the US about whether or not the Chinese Dream is like the American Dream. See the article HERE. Thanks to the TLN […]
hahaha … great little post by 300 shots – funny take on life in China, whoever he is!
Any Beijing resident, if he or she is determined to embrace the imperialist America, can sell their apartment and immigrate to the US without a hitch. In theory, any person who owns an apartment within Beijing’s 4th ring road is a potential American citizen. With that amount of money, who would be so stupid as […]
Wrote another piece for China Personified, this time detailing some experiences I’ve had with the widespread problem of trash in China. Enjoy! Story HERE.
Long time since I’ve done a post but I promise to remedy this over the next few days. Recently wrote a new post for China Personified, discussing female beauty in China and the issue of fat shaming, self consciousness, and respect for appearance diversity. Hope you enjoy it: http://chinapersonified.com/fat-shaming-in-china/
Originally posted on What Shih Said:
Following Ang Lee’s second Best Directing win at the Academy Awards last night, this beautiful essay resurfaced. Here is my translation of Ang Lee’s words, written in 2006 (post-Oscar win). Please credit the translation to Irene Shih (and to this blog), thank you! In 1978, as I applied to…
I recently wrote a story about Surfing in Hainan for China Personified. Here’s the version. Major point of clarification: The coffee on Hainan Island is grown by a group of ethnic Chinese Indonesian refugees who were resettled on Hainan Island after being rescued from anti-Chinese pogroms a few decades ago. 2nd point: Freedom in Chinese […]