Model Mandarin: January 2017

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t Happy New Year, everyone! The topic for this month is the zodiac animal for 2017, the rooster 鸡

Making way for New Dominance

Frank Silva, begins his self-published 2012 work by declaring that his book isn’t intended as political work, but one that is meant to focus on history and economics. I would

Absurdities of Our new Home

Arthur Mersault’s satirical novel is an absurdist work, which unabashedly displays its influences (Kafka, in particular) like an oversized knock-off belt buckle. Mersault can seem—brazenly, at times—unsympathetic toward China. Nevertheless,