Cao Fei's Fantastical Take on China's Sociopolitical Climate
Marloes de Vries

In Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities , Marco Polo regales Kublai Khan with tales of his travels, musing about the strange poetry of each city and their intersections with memory and selfhood. These cities, in actuality, are not quite real, and whether we are to suspend our disbelief is not clear.