Review is here. I think we’re going to hear a lot more from Chia-Chia Lin – this debut novel is extremely promising. It has its flaws, but the writing has power and coherence. I look forward to reading more from her.
Ma Jian has been in the news recently, with his new novel and getting barred from a literary festival in Hong Kong. I have just reviewed the novel China Dream for the South China Morning Post. It’s a great and important book. Check it out.
Shaun Rein’s latest is reviewed in the LA Review of Books’ China Channel. Not quite as good as his previous; a bit scattergun.
In the South China Morning Post today. Take a look!
Following my interview with Yukon Huang, here’s my full review of his book, Cracking The China Conundrum, published in the LARB China Channel. It’s one of the very best books on the Chinese economy I’ve had the pleasure to read, greatly illuminating and incisively written. Can’t recommend highly enough.
In another change from China-reviewing, here’s a book on the app Snapchat. I’m too old to be in its user-demographic, but the book failed to convince me of its importance. (I did give it a bash just to see, but very few of my contacts were on it, which greatly effects your enjoyment of it). Check the review out here.