Hong Kong’s youth shook up local politics in the stunning elections of September 2016; earlier this year they found their battle-cry in an independent film turned box-office hit. Read the film’s story here.
A China-based webzine called Sixth Tone interviewed Mishi Saran on her works-in-progress. Although Saran is more or less settled in Hong Kong, find out here why her heart still feels Shanghai’s tug.
“A first novel of startling beauty, The Other Side of Light seamlessly weaves stories about young lives transcending troubled times.”
“I held the chains of the swing and pushed off with my feet.
I leaned back, almost horizontal, arms stretched to grasp the chain. I tipped my head to the sky, hair brushing the ground, pushing so that the sky wheeled and the rising moon rocked back and forth.
The question remains. If I had stayed, would things have been different?”