This chapter is foremost a contemplation about style. It interprets the unique aesthetics of Sinophone Malaysian author Chang Kuei-hsing (Zhang Quixing) in two novels, Elephant Herd (Qun xiang, 1998) and Monkey Cup (Hou bei, 2000), as representations of Sinophone settler colonialism in the Sarawak rainforest in Borneo. 1 This chapter describes Chang’s exuberant style as baroque, drawing comparison between Chang’s literary performance in the Sinitic script and Latin American experiments of the New World baroque, arguing that a settler anxiety motivates his project of transfiguring and unsettling the Sinitic language.