Unsavory Elements

Original writings by Simon Winchester, Michael Meyer, Deborah Fallows, Alan Paul, Susan Conley, and others. Edited by Tom Carter
A riveting anthology of vivid stories and essays from some of the most celebrated writers to have ever lived in China. Westerners are flocking to China in increasing numbers to chase their dreams even as Chinese emigrants seek their own dreams abroad. Life as an outsider in China has many sides to it - weird, fascinating and appalling, or sometimes all together. We asked foreigners who live or have lived in China for a significant period to tell us a story of their experiences and these 28 contributions resulted. It’s all about living, learning and loving in a land unlike any other in the world.