Alice Tsay

Contributor and Staff Reviewer

Alice Tsay urrently resides in Michigan. A native of California, she has taught English in Hong Kong and Taiwan and holds degrees from Amherst College and Oxford University. In December 2010, Tsay joined Cha’s editorial team as Staff Reviewer.


  • Issue #7 (May 2009): The Ventriloquist: Andy Barker’s Snowblind from my Protective Colouring [Read]
  • Issue #9 (November 2009): Unpeopled Spaces: Built and Un-built Environments in Andrew Guthrie’s Plain and Ruins [Read]
  • Issue #10 (February 2010): Almost There: Kim Cheng Boey’s Between Stations [Read]
  • Issue #11 (May 2010): In Remembrance of Things Past: Verner C. Bickley’s Footfalls Echo in the Memory [Read]
  • Issue #12 (August 2010): The Undersell: Growing Up Filipino II [Read]
  • Issue #12 (August 2010): No Easy Living: Daisy Hasan’s The To-Let House [Read]
  • Issue #13 (February 2011): The Magpie and the Mirrors: Tropical Affairs and Something Beautiful Might Happen [Read]
  • Issue #14 (July 2011): Nothing Close to Dinner: Frank Dikötter’s Mao’s Great Famine [Read]
  • Issue #15 (November 2011): Varying Intensities: A Rainbow Feast and Measurements [Read]
  • Issue #17 (June 2012): Three-way Ping-Pong: David Raddock’s Finding My Way: An American Maverick in China [Read]
  • Issue #18 (September 2012): Aesthetics of Imperfection: Paine’s The Sounding Machine and Kitano’s Birds of Paradise [Read]
  • Issue #20 (March 2013): The Deal with Detail: John Givens’ The Plum Rains [Read]
  • Issue #27 (March 2015): Unspoken Journeys [Read]
  • Issue #28 (June 2015): Memories of Borneo: Elsie Sze’s Ghost Cave [Read]