For me, memories are like ex-lovers. We part ways and it’s OK.

Waking up this morning, I felt like I sort of missed the 80’s. At the time, we didn’t know we were having fun anticipating a big storm on the horizon. Looking back, I could feel there was a huge shift in the our daily life. In the ’80s, I saw the Chinese people garnered wealth …

“The Holy Words” won Jury Prize for 2018 Wechat Flash Fiction

The Holy Words by Anonymous      Translated from Chinese by Julie O’yang Since I became the leader of the Company, I no longer dared to say anything spontaneously. Last month when I moved into my new office, I met our cleaning lady Aunt Li who was cleaning the floor. I greeted her politely and told her: …

Attraction/Aversion, a hairy X-mas tale

Attraction/Aversion, a hairy X-mas tale

The Necklace Guy de Maupassant (Translated by eastoftheweb) She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans. She had no marriage portion, no expectations, no means of getting known, understood, loved, and wedded by a man of wealth and distinction; and she …

A beautiful stranger

A beautiful stranger

A beautiful stranger (The maths of the Dragon) © 2012 Julie O’Yang In front of you it sits Do not open & touch the dust Of perfection You’ve been to the Dragon Hills Looking for shadows Clouds from both sides Like white powder sifting through a dead maiden’s face As she arises Her white powder …

In memoriam 1989.6.4 ~ 2012.6.4 | Tiananmen Square on this day

In memoriam 1989.6.4 ~ 2012.6.4 | Tiananmen Square on this day

Grass  Bai Juyi (772–846) Far far across the plain  Spreads the grass  One year to another  It withers and returns  Never extinguished  By the prairie fires  With Spring wind  It leaps back to life  Bringing near a fragrance  From an age old path  As the green sward overgrows  Crumbling city walls  So once again my …

I’m a green dog

I’m a green dog

In 2008, the year of the Beijing Summer Olympic Games, I hosted a talkshow on Dutch National TV (VPRO). For the programme I travelled to Beijing where I interviewed five guests working in the media of the People’s Republic of China. Our conversations focus on media censorship and the fast changing landscape inside the System. Due to copyright restrictions, I’m not able …

While you and I are busy looking away

While you and I are busy looking away

Today, on May 4th in 1919, the Chinese intelligentsia in Beiping (Beijing) called out “Mr. Science & Mr. Democracy”, marking the beginning of the “May 4 Movement”. A turning point that would have an everlasting impact on the future. The Land of Dragon set the first step towards a modern nation. One of prominent figures …

The fourth hole is a death hole…

The fourth hole is a death hole…

YOU READ, THEREFORE U-R! Read my monthly contribution to Young Chronicle (ref. Trishit Banerjee, founder & editor). Stories with a hole in it: Tales from Xanadu >>> 4. the yellow rose in the goblet >>>The fourth hole is a death hole. I feature the tablet-size reads on my website to better represent my vision and …

A woman in unwomanly rags…FOR FREE.

A woman in unwomanly rags…FOR FREE.

Free Kindle giveaway for 5 days, 28 April-2 May. Get it on your eReader today!http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007XIWQIQ/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk ….. A young woman revisits her homeland. She meets her childhood lovers, a boy and a girl, who are now a married couple. Three worlds clash which used to be one… ~ Check out www.julieoyang.com for more risks, more excitement, …