Archive

2024

March

Living in Language: “Take the Poem-Shaped Bits Out of the Poems” by Yu Yoyo 余幼幼

February

Spittoon: “1998 — The Twenty-Four Solar Terms” by Wei An 苇岸

January

Of Epithets and Mr Men
The Technopoly of Fingernails
Knowledge and Ignorance in Chinatown and Killers of the Flower Moon

2023

December

Kill Him in the Shell: Sam Altman as Julius Caesar

November

The Inescapable Philtrum

October

Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing: “Night Train” by Wen Zhen 文珍

September

Asteroid City Is a Cinematic Villanelle

August

Subjectivity in The Bear and Oppenheimer
Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast — Li Er
Mission Impossible's Antagonist Problem

June

Mrs. Davis and the Certainty of the Algorithm

May

Translating Wen Zhen 文珍 and the Language of Sexism
Nothing but the Now by Wen Zhen 文珍
Upcoming: Spittoon Issue 8, Book Club, British Chamber of Commerce

April

Inverted Ekphrasis: The Power of the Implied Text
The Entropy of Translation: A Theory

March

Book Fair, Readers’ Club, Asymptote
Character Stasis in Succession
In Tár, Genius Is a Matter of Perception

January

The Opaque Banshees of Washington Square
Knowledge Mods and Negronis

2022

December

When Water Is Money

November

Watching Andor in Beijing
Empathy and (Un)knowable Characters
Cherries on the Pomegranate Tree by Li Er 李洱
Andor and House of the Dragon: Character Depth and Canon
Andor, Li Er 李洱, and Uncomfortably Component Protagonists

October

Macbeth’s Second Bakery Attack
Reading and Managing PDFs with Obsidian
Floppy Disk as Icon, Index, Symbol
Fiction About Technology About Fiction

September

Huge Communal Buildings in Fiction
Totoro, Allusion & Authorial Intention

August

Read Paper Republic: Four Poems by Yu Zhen 玉珍

February

Shen Danqi 沈诞琦 online at Spittoon
February 24th: Sinoist Books Spring Showcase

2021

October

October 19th / 26th: Poetry Translation Workshop
Shen Danqi 沈诞琦 in Pathlight International Edition

July

Chinese Nature Poetry in Deborah Warner’s Arcadia

February

5th EU-China Literary Festival — Videos
OWMagazine: “Small-Town Boxers” by Lin Shanshan 林珊珊

2020

May

Reader’s Report: Children of the Melon-Eating Era by Liu Zhenyun
Read Paper Republic: Three Poems by Lin Bai 林白

April

Nick Admussen: Being Twenty-One During Coronavirus

January

2019 End-of-Year Lists at Paper Republic

2019

November

Against the Body by Yu Yoyo 余幼幼

August

Looking Back on Yu Yoyo’s UK Tour
My Tenantless Body by Yu Yoyo 余幼幼
Spittoon: “A Reader of Translations (With Chinese Characteristics)” by Shen Danqi 沈诞琦

June

Pathlight: “Three Grassworms” by Alai 阿来
SupChina: An Introduction to Chinese Poetry in Translation — Five Anthologies

April

Cha: Review of Love in the New Millenium by Can Xue 残雪
Pathlight: “Rainbow’s Boutique” by Liang Hong 梁鸿

2017

June

Words Without Borders: Cheesy Porridge

May

Glossolalia: “Xiao Li’s Dilemma” by Sheng Tie 生铁

February

The Millions: Arrival Is a Movie About Movies (Not Language)