From the Year of the Ape to the Year of the Monkey

Christopher Rea is Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Centre for Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China (California, 2015), the editor of China’s Literary Cosmopolitans: Qian Zhongshu, Yang Jiang, and the World of Letters … more

Shaun Wang Interviews Zhang Peili

We thank Shaun Wang 王上 for allowing us to reproduce excerpts from his bilingual book Motive 动机, published by China International Press in August 2014.  Shaun is the son of two celebrated artists, Wang Gongxin王功新 and Lin Tianmiao 林天苗.  Motive is his second book. His first book, Twelve Days in Vastness, a record of his journey to Xinjiang, … more

The Idea of Literacy in the Asian Century

This invited contribution by Lewis Mayo of the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, expands The China Story Journal discussion of the Australian government’s Australia in the Asian Century, released on 28 October 2012. See also: David Brophy, ‘Australia’s Asia‘, 31 October 2012; Stephen FitzGerald, ‘Australia and China at Forty: Stretch of the Imagination‘, 12 November 2012; and, The Editors, … more