Never lose your keys again!

Memory, it’s said, rejoices in the unusual, the delightful and the socially unacceptable. Does the whereabouts of your keys fit any of these descriptions? No? Well there’s your problem for…

The Real Wordplay of Ah Q

Yesterday morning I finally got around to plucking 阿Q正传 (The Real Story of Ah Q) off the bookshelf and beginning to read it. This is probably the most famous novel of the…

Britain’s Tiananmen Square?

I watched and read the reactions of press and public to the student protests against tuition fees in London in December last year with great interest. It seemed astonishing to…