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Pet insects provide the songs of summer in China, where the sounds are ingrained in cultural traditions

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ncient poetry celebrates the chirping of bugs such as crickets, cicadas and katydids, and the practice of keeping singing insects continues to this day.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.