Loh Su Hsing
Loh Su Hsing is Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House. She is based in Shanghai.
The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk & Popular Literature by Victor H. Mair & Mark Bender (eds.)
LOH SU HSING | 07 September 2011Committing oral literature to the written form presents several challenges. The charming inconsistency that is part of the nature of oral folk tales, with each storyteller injecting his own style, interpretation and performance, inherently renders problematic any claim of a definitive or representative version. In addition to the absence of culturally-specific context (and sometimes accompanying music which sets important... [ more ]
Anya's War by Andrea AlbanDaughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang
LOH SU HSING | 04 June 2011Cross-cultural experiences has been the central theme of many books but they take on a shade of added significance in young adult fiction. While Anya's War tells a tale of a Jewish girl from Odessa who grapples with daily life after relocating to the East, Daughter of Xanadu explores the internal struggles of an Asian girl when she is confronted with the markedly different values emanating from the West.... [ more ]
Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu
LOH SU HSING | 01 May 2011Having won the Lu Xun Literary Prize twice, BI FEIYU is no unknown in his home country, but was relatively so in the English-speaking world until THREE SISTERS was awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2011. In the able hands of translators Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-Chun Lin, the prose is deceptively simple but poignant. Delving into the lives of three sisters from Wang village during the Cultural Revolution, the book begins... [ more ]