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Balcony | Fiction

Sun Pin’s short story explores the foibles of romanticism in the modern day

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Ready to Launch: A Guide to China’s Latest Science Fiction Writers

Chinese science fiction is finally being translated into English beyond Liu Cixin’s famous Three-Body Problem

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The Simple Lines and Grand Designs of Shangyang Fang’s Poetry

Shangyang Fang’s acclaimed debut poetry collection meditates on desire and despair with quotes from Tang poets and techniques from Western classical music

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Myth and Mechas: “Iron Widow” Sees Historical Figures Piloting Robots | Book Review

Wu Zetian defeats giant robot (and the patriarchy) in new novel

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Chinese Sci-Fi Beyond “The Three Body Problem” | Book Review

Newly translated short stories map out China’s sci-fi universe for English readers

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The Chang Trap: Why Eileen Chang’s Writing Rarely Works on the Big Screen

Why is it so hard to adapt the works of novelist Eileen Chang?

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June 23, 2016 | Fiction

In this short story, writer Gu Xiang finds humanity and humor in the idiosyncrasies of elderly Chinese

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Anxiety and Opportunism on the Russia-China Border | Book Review

Franck Billé and Caroline Humphrey’s “On the Edge” portrays how China’s rise reshaped the reality of the people living just across the river

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Taipei Terrors | Book Review

Taiwanese ghost story “Whisper” rummages through the island’s past and present for a local spin on horror, but fails to lend luster to worn-out tropes

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