Let the Bullets Fly 160 min | Historical drama | Comedy  Directed by Jiang Wen reviewed by Julie O’Yang *This review is commissioned by a well-known website about China On 16 December 2010, actor-turned-director Jiang Wen (Hibiscus Town) presented his fourth directorial creation Let the Bullets Fly, which is packaged as an “early present for […]

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When people call me an “Ethnic” writer, I think what an ass. When a journalist interviews me, throwing a bunch of most ludicrous questions about China my way but completely, deliberately ignoring my writing — which is in most cases, unfortunately — I wish I had a gun. An article from Huffingtonpost I stumbled across while browsing explains why I’m not totally […]

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                 On the black-and-white photo, my brother and I are wearing whopping big Mao buttons considered haute couture in those days. We are talking about China around 1960s-70s. My father, a chemical engineer, made those buttons himself, locked up in his laboratory, neglecting his real work, for that was the only thing safe to do during the lost years generally known as […]

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Found this exciting piece of music blending Jazz improvisation with Chinese traditional instruments, Zheng and Sona, which I’d like to share with you all. I wish you a spectacular year ahead!  (Maybe a little late, but the Chinese New Year is yet to come…) 

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