‘Song for Chongwenmen’

A shameless plug for some of my more recent writing — my experimental fiction piece, ‘Song for Chongwenmen,’ is currently published by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. The piece is featured as part of their ‘China issue,’ which was edited by the poet Yibing Huang (who was born in China and now teaches at Connecticut College) and the journal also features the works of esteemed artists Ai Weiwei and Zhang Dali (coincidentally, my work was actually in response to Dali’s Beijing graffiti art of the late ’90s).

Men on the street in China (the same street that has now been bulldozed to make way for a highway and a Holiday Inn) - I took this photo near my Beijing home in 1996, just 15 years ago and yet, so much has changed...

Hopefully this piece can take you away a little bit… albeit to a nostalgia for an ‘old Beijing’ that has been long-since buried:

Song for Chongwenmen, featured in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

* The link has been a little slow as of late, but rest assured that the site hosts are working on fixing that ASAP.

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About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.
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One Response to ‘Song for Chongwenmen’

  1. Cha says:

    Thank you for contributing this excellent piece! Yes, we are trying our very best to resolve the speed issues….

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