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So Long, and Thanks for All the Spam Links!
“Someone had to go through the storerooms and dust off the Chinese tchotchkes, you mug!” I respond, pre factum.
Must-Reads for the Chinese Anglophile
Who Should Read ? Any Chinese woman married to a “businessman”.
Silhouettes of Peking
Peking tires me, everything here is just a bit rotten. There are no real Chinese and the sight of all the round heads to which modern ideas have fitted that great invention of this century, the bowler, makes me sick.
Dogs and Chinese Not Allowed
The park existed for many years before it occurred to any Chinese that they should be admitted.
Brothers in Verse: Two Legends of Tang Poetry
I was fifteen before I could smile...
A Bargain of a Wife
“I’ve been sold six times. If you decide to sell me, it’ll be seven. Are you going to? If you are, you might as well do it here and save the trouble of making the round-trip. This town has a market. Do you want to sell me or not?”
As soon as they settled in, a friend in town told her that Fan was rumored to have married another wife in Shenyang, and people thought that was why Grandma had to move further away from the city, to “make room” for the second wife.
Scenes from Old Hong Kong
The two Indian guards on board who were armed with rifles, put up a fight, but they were taken by surprise and were shot and then dumped over the side.
Foreigners at the Front Gate
That evening Vautrin saw women being carted away in the streets and heard their desperate pleas. A truck went by with eight to ten girls, and as it passed she heard them scream, “Jiu Ming! Jiu Ming! (Save our lives!)”
A Casual Proposal
'I am the Queen Awouchin of Lotien,' she said with an easy grace. 'I always wanted to see your house,' she added in a lovely, silvery voice.
This was something else, the sort of thing the stranger sees in horror movies rising from the wisps of fog – a vision of the weird city, weirdly lit.