金瓶梅, Jin Ping Mei, or The Plum in the Golden Vase, also translated as The Golden Lotus is a Chinese naturalistic novel composed in vernacular Chinese (Wu dialect) during the late Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). It is written by 蘭陵笑笑生, “The Scoffing Scholar of Lanling”, a pseudonym, and his identity is otherwise unknown. Earliest […]

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Yellowface  strikes back, or Size matters (not)? “Size matters not…Look at me. Judge me by size, do you?” Master Yoda On 28 Nov 2013, something utterly unoriginal — and supremely bad idea      (thank you for compliment, XiN magazine!) — took p…lace during one of      those talent shows on Dutch television. The name is Xiao Wang, […]

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