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Lamu Xiangqiu – 2021



From a young age, Tibetan children are warned by their parents that if they are naughty and go outside alone, ghosts wandering the wilderness will kidnap them. It sounds like a very bizarre and hardcore scare tactic (especially for an eight-year-old girl), but it terrified me so much I was even afraid to use the bathroom in my cousin’s home. So it works. These childhood ghost stories were usually very one-dimensional, with the devil always the villain against a brave warrior. Years later when I heard my elders telling the same old stories to the younger kids in my family, the idea to rewrite this old scare was born.