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Editor

Brian Kuhl (Boston)

Consulting Editors

Duan Hongwei (Shanghai) & Yang Zhengxin (Boston)

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Mission Statement

About Our Name

Submissions

Issues

Brush Talks

a journal of china

Issues available here.

mission statement

Brush Talks publishes compelling nonfiction, along with photographs and occasional poetry, about China. This can take many forms: general essays, travel essays, profiles, memoir, and narrative nonfiction. We seek submissions about places, people, history, culture, the arts, science and technology — anything related to China that is well written, creative, and true (we do not publish fiction). This includes pieces by Chinese or non-Chinese about a topic in China itself and pieces by Chinese related to the Chinese diaspora (i.e., their experiences in other countries and cultures). We will occasionally publish themed issues, which we will announce in advance on our website.

Brush Talks is published mostly in English, though we strive to include Chinese translations of at least one significant piece per issue. We accept submissions of nonfiction pieces in English only, but will accept poetry in either English or Chinese. Contributors can be from any country or culture worldwide, as long as their writing is about China in some way. In fact, we strive to be more than just a journal about China by Western writers; our goal is to bring writers and writing of various backgrounds together around a single (and singular) topic.

Please see our Submissions Page for more information.