“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

"Folding Beijing", by Hao Jingfang, tr Ken Liu


Blog post by Alan Baumler: "It is a nice story that touches on lots of things in modern Chinese society. One thing about it that I liked as a historian is that while it does a nice jobs of showing (and resenting) class distinction there is a certain nostalgia to Third Space, where people are together and it is more 热闹 and you can get stinky dofu (not available in First Space.) Hao is not the first to note how class distinctions are also time distinctions, with the poor stuck in the past, but it is a good example."

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