‘Skin molted like a lazy adder/while sinew pooled like glue.//Bone fractured next/like desert rose glass/then melted too.’

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Essays

The frustrations and aspirations of the most famous outlaw from Korean pre-modern literature echo a story of modern Korea.

Vijay Prashad at the Brecht Forum. Plus, how Kumar Goshal (1899-1971) carved out a theory of US imperialism in the African American press.

At the short end of Bombay’s boom-to-bust cycle

Drum roll, please. The results of our “Gao Kao” contest, co-hosted by Wall Street Journal “Tao Jones” columnist Jeff Yang, are in.

Essays

The frustrations and aspirations of the most famous outlaw from Korean pre-modern literature echo a story of modern Korea.

At the short end of Bombay’s boom-to-bust cycle

Vijay Prashad at the Brecht Forum. Plus, how Kumar Goshal (1899-1971) carved out a theory of US imperialism in the African American press.

Drum roll, please. The results of our “Gao Kao” contest, co-hosted by Wall Street Journal “Tao Jones” columnist Jeff Yang, are in.