“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast – ep38 – Lin Yutang & Hymn to Shanghai with Paul French

Posted: September 14th, 2020 | No Comments »

Myself and host Angus Stewart talking about Lin Yutang’s Hymn to Shanghai on the Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast. It’s a nice, long, rambling sort of show so we get onto such controversial subjects as the vulgarity of Shanghai art-deco, Eileen Chang and the Nazis, why there are no bedbugs in Shanghai, the awfulness of flavoured gins, ex-pats in Shanghai then and now and some other musings, as well as a line-by-line reading of the piece. click here to listen (or if you are in China it’s on Ximalaya too (here)

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