When Ernest Hemingway somewhat presciently referred to Paris as a “moveable feast” (“wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you”), he captured the feelings of many long-term China expats rather concisely. So why exactly does everyone like to compare life here to Paris in the 1920s? And if life is so romantic here, where are the writers in our midst and what are they producing?
This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo and David Moser are delighted to host the editors of While We’re Here: China Stories from a Writers’ Colony, a compilation of short stories, poems and more, lovingly assembled by Alec Ash and Tom Pellman of The Anthill. Join us to listen to some selections as well as unapologetic gossip about the writers in question. If you want to pick up the book, you can find it for your Kindle here on Amazon or drop by The Bookworm in Beijing for a physical copy.
While We Were Here: China Stories from a Writers’ Colony, edited by Alec Ash and Tom Pellman
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