Lotus: A novel about sex work in China
Top society and culture news for January 19, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "China might not buy your hotel, casino, or soccer club."
- Lotus plumbs the history of Chinese “flower girls” & modern-day sex work / Refinery 29
Zhang Lijia is the author of “Socialism Is Great!” A Worker’s Memoir of the New China. In this article, she writes about how finding out that her grandmother was a “flower girl” — a euphemism for prostitute — inspired her to write her newly published novel, Lotus.
- Film review: ‘Some Like It Hot’ more like lukewarm water / China Film Insider
- In China, pollution fears are both literal and metaphorical / NPR
- Parking in China can be a long march / WSJ (paywall)
- China health plan threatened by shortage of family doctors / Financial Times (paywall)
- China city bans second-time wedding banquets / BBC News
- Stanford’s Beijing study abroad program suspended indefinitely / Stanford Daily
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