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All Alone
  • 128 pages 
  • 18.5cm x 26cm 
  • Published in Beijing, 2020 

Open Sesame is a magazine devoted to the weird and wonderful world of Taobao, a Chinese online shopping site. The theme of the second issue is All Alone, examining the solitude and hopefulness of internet shopping.


In this issue:


  • Open Sesame relationship advice column: Taobao vendors who claim that they can take care of your mental well-being.
  • Bunkbed curtains and sleeping desks: what college students in China buy to try and take up as little space as possible
  • A post-apocalyptic fictional story about a Taobao delivery guy
  • Plenty of sex dolls
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