Linda Jaivin

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31 ENTRIES Linda Jaivin is an author and translator of Chinese. Her books include Eat Me, The Infernal Optimist and A Most Immoral Woman. Her most recent works are the novel The Empress Lover and the Quarterly Essay ‘Found in Translation’.



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Society

The era of Xi Jinping

On the China Dream and the guiding ideology of Xi Jinping

Society

Tutu Bob of Kings Cross

A local tour guide proves there is still plenty of life in the Cross

Image of poster in Beijing of President Xi Jinping

Politics

The new era

Ready or not, China is here

Culture

‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Text; $27.99

Culture

‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ by Caitlin Doughty

A&U Canongate; $27.99

Politics

Psychoceramics

Australian universities need US-style funding, not US-style fees

Economics

The share market

Does the future belong to “sharing economy” companies like Uber and Airbnb?

Mass murderer Anders Breivik on trial. © Frank Augstein / AP

The rising tide of narcissism

Anne Manne’s ‘The Life of I’ takes aim at a modern epidemic

A postcard showing the interior of Stateville Correctional Centre, Illinois, modelled on Bentham’s Panopticon. Courtesy of Alex Wellerstein

Culture

The end of secrets

Privacy is fast becoming a quaint old-fashioned thing

The islands Japan calls Senkaku and China calls Diaoyu. © Kyodo / Reuters 

China

Japan, China, Senkaku, Diaoyu

Why is Australia taking sides in the East China Sea?

Quarterly Essay 52, Found in Translation: In Praise of a Plural World is published by Black Inc.

blog

Found in translation

When reading in one’s own language, it’s not unusual to come across a word or phrase that is difficult to decipher, even in context: twerking, for example. The reader can just venture a guess (or go to YouTube) and move on. The translator has no …

China

Jung Chang’s ‘Empress Dowager Cixi’

Jonathan Cape; $32.95

Children performing for tourists in Sinuiju, North Korea. © Linda Jaivin

essay

A day in North Korea

Big statues, high swings and a ‘Sound of Music’ sing-along

Michelle Garnaut in her Beijing restaurant, Capital M

© Michelle Garnaut

 

Food

Dining out with Michelle Garnaut

Her kitchen rules

Books

The cheap thrills of fan fiction

The slash pile

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