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Anyone who has lived in China has stories to tell. For foreigners and Chinese alike, this is a land that transforms itself every day, with something to write about on every corner. Collected in this anthology are 33 contributions, a mix of narrative non-fiction, fiction and poetry, from the writers' colony the Anthill. Together, they offer glimpses into this quicksilver co ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 1st 2016 by Earnshaw Books
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Full of wonderful stories.
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Nice little book of short stories written in English by foreigners (i.e. non-Chinese) and Chinese brought up outside of China. A small window into China and into what it is to be human today.
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Alec Ash is a writer and journalist in Beijing, author of Wish Lanterns, literary nonfiction about the lives of six young Chinese published by Picador in 2016.

His articles have appeared in The Economist, Dissent, BBC, Prospect, Foreign Policy and elsewhere. He is a contributor to the book of reportage Chinese Characters and co-editor of the anthology While We're Here.

Born in England, Ash studied E
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