By Guo Shixing
Translated by Junjie JIANG

A public toilet and its surroundings in Beijing in the early 1970s, the mid 80s, and the late 90s.

In Review: Selected Serbian Comedies

Reviewed by Vladimir Zorić

The common thread in all these comedies, regardless of their time of composition or their particular plot, is Serbia’s precipitous, never accomplished transition from a staunchly patriarchal society, driven by bonds of family kinship and the sacrificial myth of Kosovo, to a modern nation-state, marked competitive entrepreneurship, where success is reserved for individuals.