Chinese Literature Podcast

Stranger in a Strange Land1 min read

Rob Moore and Lee Moore take a trip to Lao She’s Cat Country


When Lao She penned his book about a Chinese astronaut crashing into Mars and finding the planet populated with Cat People in 1932, the world of Chinese literature was never the same. Skewering would-be revolutionaries, opium addicts, and self-strengtheners alike, Cat Country provides a prescient look at the upheavals of the 1930s, when many Chinese intellectuals wondered if all was lost, and nothing gained. Let the craziness begin:

The Chinese Literature Podcast is recorded on the not so-sunny Eugene, Oregon, campus of the University of Oregon, with the generous support of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.