My name is Cat and I’m a British writer, teacher, researcher, freelance translator, online novel reader, cafe lurker and Chinese Studies graduate.
I started learning about China in a history class and haven’t stopped since. After studying at Tsinghua University in Beijing and completing a Bachelor’s in Chinese Studies, I went on to work in Hefei, a rapidly developing third tier city west of Shanghai. I also write for China news site What’s On Weibo.
This blog covers a range of cultural topics within China and East Asia, including current trending topics, pop culture and literature. As each day in China also brings a new surprise, I thought I’d share that from time to time too. If you have any questions about my research topics, working in China or life in China (as a foreigner), feel free to contact me here or on any of my social media platforms!
*NEW* For 2017 I have set myself the challenge of reading at least ten books or novels a month – that’s quite a lot, right? During these monthly challenges I am of course incorporating works of Chinese literature, books set in China, and research pieces on Asia. You can find some of the books I’m reading by clicking the ‘Books’ tab. Alternatively, I’ll be posting pretty much every book I read to Instagram.