I could become / a better citizen, but then who would be left to / speak for me?
The Hong Kong poet talks the Umbrella movement, being an outsider and an insider in Hong Kong, and how she translates the world.
Funny how it ends up that you’re the leftovers.
One person’s ancestor is another person’s ghost—it’s all a matter of perspective.
The award-winning writer talks about her new acclaimed short story collection, the anxiety of exile, and figuring out which narrative you belong to.
With Canto-pop star Denise Ho and bookseller-turned-whistleblower Lam Wing-Kee, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is putting the old tactic of boycotts to new use
“Every word becomes dangerous when words fall into a wave of social movements.”
“In the smoke, they forget their bare feet / as they see their faces more clearly than ever… No trial can strike down / their small and fragile umbrellas.”
An interview with writer and former editor-in-chief of Missbehave magazine Mary H.K. Choi
The veteran comedian, actor and director was the epitome of Hong Kong’s ’90s-era mo lei tau subculture.
“There’s nobody left in Chinatown, is there?”
A lonely spinster marries a ghost. A live-at-home son writes dispatches from his basement. A laid-off techie tries his hand at doctoring day laborers without a license. These are the tales of antiheroes, itinerant workers and gender refugees in Tania James, Rajesh Parameswaran, and Xu Xi’s newest short story collections.