Jaime is a critic and translator based between Beijing, Hong Kong and New York. She is also a contributing editor at Spike and helps run Chaoyang Trap, a experimental group chat newsletter about contemporary life in China.

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A conversation with migrant worker poet Xiao Hai about Cao Fei's career retrospective in Beijing
On Knopha, one of the best DJs in China at the moment, Groove (also in Chinese) (𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘎𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘙𝘖𝘖𝘝𝘌 𝘹 𝘎𝘰𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦-𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘵 𝘌𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱)
On leaks, anti-spectacle and making an unfuckable text in Tiffany Sia's Never Rest/ Unrest, Spike #66
On a corny show and the importance of wall text at Power Station of Art Shanghai, Spike #66
On bad art and 100 gecs, Spike #65
A profile of Shanghai producer Hyph11e and her debut album Aperture, Electronic Beats
On Fang Fang's Wuhan Diary, pandemic narratives and the privilege of translation, The Nation
On dancing after Covid-19 and a brief history of nightlife in Hong Kong, Electronic Beats
On watching Hong Kong's iconic cop movies after police brutality, The Nation
A postcard from Hong Kong before everything went to shit, Spike #63
On filmmaking as a response to political uncertainty, ArtAsiaPacific
On the legacy of Hong Kong 70s leftists in contemporary art, Spike #62
On urbanizing the Chinese rural and symbiotic Fujianese tulou renovation strategies, Architectural Review
On how going to protests is fucking boring, The Baffler
On hot pot, Taste Cooking
On Jane Campion's intimacies, Cléo Journal (RIP)
On Patricia Highsmith's Carol, Mask Magazine


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