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Beijing-bred, Chicago-based writer Jian Ying Zha has decided she’s addicted to China, which she visits frequently but can only abide for short periods. “My feelings for her are intensely bitter and tender,” she writes in China Pop, a first-person analysis of the new Westernized culture and values that, despite the ongoing dictatorship, are arising and evolving in the country’s urban areas. Zha reads at 6:30 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 364-1919. (MJ)