FEATURE STORY: Mian Mian: Chronicler of China's Chemical
and party queen Mian Mian reflects the harsh realities of
post-Mao material generation in her books about wretched love
hard drugs, promiscuous sex and suicide.
ZHAO LE: November 12
- 18, 1999
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COMRADE LANGUAGE: You Say Potato, I say Potatoe
Since foreigners haven't quite finished
evolving yet, they're much hairier than most Chinese people. While
hairy legs and armpits are considered normal in the West, they are
seen as a medical condition in China. There's even a term for it:
(lit. "too much hair disease" duomaozheng). Unfortunately there's
no cure, but the symptoms can be treated with a razor.
ASK AYI:Traditional Musical Instruments
Hey Ayi, A Chinese friend of
mine invited me to a "classical" music
concert, but when I got there, to my surprise, it turned out to be
Chinese classical music! It was quite beautiful, and I am now left
with an insatiable desire to know about all these strange instruments
of eastern melody. Signed, Moon Lute-struck
Smoothly Sweet T-Bone at St. Mark's Steakhouse
St. Mark's Steakhouse does not
lead to thirst and hiccups.
CULTURE SCENE: Saber
The recent bellicosity in the Chinese press beginning with
the war in Kosovo and continuing in ongoing tension with Taiwan
has resulted in a spate of instant magazines and books on the topic
IN SHORT ... Translations From the Chinese Press
Guanxi for Sale, Fixing to Die, Stolen Secrets, Sina Secures
Million, Let's Make a Deal
and Reading Rooms
Hankering for something more stimulating than the China
is a list of Foreign Language Libraries and Reading Rooms
STREET PUNK VS.
COMPUTER GEEK cartoon saga continues