Gushi (approximately pronounced GOO-sss) shines the spotlight on digital publications in China that feature extended essays drawn from the general public.

Each issue features an authorized translation of a recent piece from these platforms, prefaced by a short introduction. Our current sources are (WeChat ID in parantheses): The Livings (thelivings), The Story Plan (quanmingushi), We Are People with Stories (wmsygsdr) and Story FM (story_fm).

Gushi—the Chinese phrase for story—is a free newsletter periodically published by Hong Kong translator Min Lee. He can be reached at