Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

Driving round and round the ringroads

By Helen Wang, published

Just read Xiaolu Guo's story Then the Game Begins in which two lovers drive round and round the ringroads in Beijing. It reminded me of another story in which two close friends drive round and round the ringroads - Shi Kang's story, Sunshine in Winter. Until now I've always associated cars on the Beijing ringroads with traffic jams and stress, but maybe the ringroads are associated with long hours of intimacy and late at night? Do they feature in lots of stories?


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Also associated with Ferraris and hot girls and crashes! Still waiting for a story about that one, though.

 Eric Abrahamsen, October 25, 2012, 8:45p.m.


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