Monthly Archives: October 2004

my peugeot

(This entry is adapted and rewritten from a Chinese post of mine on 出语不俗, a new blog by students of Chinese as a foreign language.) Let me make a recommendation here: if you’re reading this late at night, and you have a bicycle, turn off the computer, go outside, get on your bike, and ride. […]

damn the Man

Lately I’ve become fascinated with classical Chinese protest poetry. There’s a great book out called 中国文人的非正常死亡 (“The Unnatural Deaths of Chinese Literati”) which follows the cases of Chinese writers, poets, and historians who pissed off the wrong eunuch and subsequently found themselves exiled, castrated, tortured, or minus a head. It starts with the story of […]