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Link of the week
Gorgeous, heart-wrenching, hopeful 7 minute documentary on the life of a village school teacher in China's mountains
Quote of the week
"We don’t know much about traditional culture, which means we are lost. The good side is that we don’t have traditional burdens and are eager to learn unfamiliar things"
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We're a writers' colony of stories about China, edited by Alec Ash, Tom Pellman and Anthony Tao. We publish non-fiction sketches, fiction, poetry, translation and photography
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If you want to write for the Anthill, check out our submission guidelines. Anything with a sense of story is game, both short and long form
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“People fortunate enough to live in China have a front-row seat to an astonishing transformation. Alec and the crew at the Anthill have been there to give voice to their musings on China, in all its weirdness, wonder and warts."
- Kaiser Kuo
"Everyone who lives in China has a story. The Anthill colony of writers have the foresight to write theirs down for the entertainment and enlightenment of all of us engaged in putting the pieces of the China puzzle together.”
- David Moser