Read Paper Republic – Home

A refuge, a recollection, a promised land, a prison; the arms of family, or four concrete walls in the sky… Home means something different to each of us, but it means something to all of us.

At a time when Chinese society is wrestling with generational gaps, real-estate crises, and the outfall of pandemic, we present the following stories and poems as meditations on love and security (or lack thereof).

With illustrations by Brenda Chi