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Interview with Dashan: Chinese science fiction and the history of comedy in China

By  Customer Service

This month, Cypress Books caught up with Mark Rowswell, better known throughout China and beyond as Dashan. He first made his name by performing 相声 (xiangsheng) or ‘crosstalk’, a kind of vaudevillian form of traditional comedic dialogue in the ‘straight man/funny man’ format. Having moved away from that some time ago, he’s spent the last few years exploring the nascent stand-up comedy scene in China.  Continue reading

Mar 17


By  Grace



Today we are happy to announce the launch of Cypress’ much anticipated blog!

Cypress’ blog, written lovingly by its book-obsessed staff, will cover a wide variety of topics related to Chinese language and literature, Chinese culture, book recommendations and events!

We can’t wait to start sharing our blog posts with our readers. Watch this space!

Best wishes,

The Cypress Team 

Jan 16