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Thomas Dai

is a writer based in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is working towards his Ph.D. in American Studies at Brown.

Journey to a “People's War”

Some years ago, I stopped in Wuhan on my way to somewhere else. The city looked unremarkable to me, another heavy, Chinese metropolis split in two by a dying river. I remember the owner of my hostel stopping by to take my payment and photocopy my passport. Afterwards, he left for dinner, and I did the same, walking down to the Yangtze to sit on its grassy banks.

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The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2020

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