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Articles By Lorenzo Andolfatto

The soft interrogations of ‘bei hecha’ (被喝茶)

Charges can and will be invented, when push comes to shove.

Tour of Babel: qualunquismo

“I am the one who does not believe in anything or anyone any more. I am the common man.”

Certain resemblances between Ba Jin’s ‘Jia’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

While Jia offered a unique cross section of a crucial turning point in Chinese history, the novel was also laced with such sappiness as to make it all but impossible to read for a modern reader weaned on postmodern irony and detachment.