Alec Ash

Alec Ash

“What exactly is China anyway? Is it a civilisation, as some claim? Or a “civilisation state”, with unique cultural markers but within set borders?”

Chinese literary phenomenon (and racecar driver) Han Han’s essays are funny, sharp and wryly self-aware

Blogger Han Han targets the official media and politicians but his omissions of subjects like Tibet highlights the limits of dissent in China

China in Ten Words is a clarion call to the West. Yu Hua reminds us that the country is still struggling to escape an unresolved history